(By Iain McGilchrist, published at RSA Animate on 24 October 2011 at the following link: http://www.thersa.org/events/rsaanimate/animate/rsa-animate-the-divided-brain)
In this RSA Animate, the renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society. This was first taken from a lecture which was given by Iain McGilchrist as part of the RSA's free public events programme on 17 November 2010.
N.B. Iain McGilchrist is a former Fellow of All Souls' College, Oxford, where he taught literature, before training in medicine. He
has an interest in brain research, and now works as a private
consultant in London, where he was a Consultant and Clinical Director
at the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospital Acute Mental Health
Services. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.