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Is One Half of Your Brain Set on World Domination?

Dennis Relojo-Howell

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Dennis Relojo-Howell, (2017, May 9). Is One Half of Your Brain Set on World Domination?. Psychreg on Cognitive Psychology. https://www.psychreg.org/world-domination/
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If you have ever had the feeling that the world is careening out of control, or that our lives are increasingly frustrated by bureaucracy and ‘administrivia”, and if you’ve ever longed to understand why we might be destroying our own planet, the following trailer for the documentary, ‘The Divided Brain’ might offer some insights.

The documentary, ‘The Divided Brain’ brings to a wider audience, the ideas found in the book, The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World by Dr Ian McGilchrist.

Dr McGilchrist is a soft-spoken British psychiatrist and neuroscientist who may have uncovered an insidious problem with the way our brains function. He believes that one half of our brain – the left hemisphere – is slowly taking power, and we in the Western world are simultaneously feeding its ambitions.

This half of the brain is very proficient at creating technologies, procedures and systems, but it cannot understand the implications of these on the people and the world around it.

Has our society been hijacked by the left hemisphere? This is one of the ideas explained in the trailer:

Copies of the feature length documentary, ‘The Divided Brain’, are being offered as one of the rewards for the film’s crowdfunding campaign that is running until 31st May 2017. 

The Divided Brain is the first documentary based on the book, The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World by Dr Iain McGilchrist. You can follow the documentary on Twitter @divided_brain and on Facebook.


Dennis Relojo-Howell is the founder of Psychreg. He writes for the American Psychological Association and has a weekly column for Free Malaysia Today. 


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