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The Divided Brain

A breakthrough discovery about the hemispheres of the brain may hold the key to change society for the better.

“Why is the brain divided? There is a significant difference in how the brain hemispheres work, giving rise to two distinct takes on the world. But one of the hemispheres can come to dominate—and just as this may happen for individuals, it may also happen for a whole culture.”

The Divided Brain introduces viewers to a revolutionary and subversive way of looking at how our brain hemispheres function, based on the ideas of Dr. Iain McGilchrist, an eminent neuroscientist and clinical psychiatrist, and author of The Master and the Emissary. Over the series, we’ll explore his compelling evidence that for centuries, the qualities of the left hemisphere have been gaining ascendency over the right – creating an imbalance in our brain, changing the way we think about ourselves, and the world. For McGilchrist, we’ve increasingly allowed the left hemisphere to profoundly alter modern human behaviour and society without the balance of the right hemisphere, with its appreciation for beauty and art, its intuition and its holistic view. The Divided Brain is a story of the battle inside our brain and a warning to society at large about the dangers of how we live in the modern world.

Matter of Fact Media Inc.

Matter of Fact Media Inc. is a Toronto-based production company specializing in high concept documentary and factual programming. The company has developed an international reputation for projects that are intelligent, well-researched, with high production values and very popular with viewers.

Project Details

Release Date November 1, 2017
Content Component(s) TV series, Website
Episode(s) 1 x 90 mins : 2 x 60 mins
Genre(s) Documentary
Language(s) English
Target Audience(s) Adults
Health & Wellness Subject Area(s) Mental Health
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