New episode of The Bio-Individual podcast
“The Mind-blowing Impact of "Balancing Hemispheres": Ideas of Iain McGilchrist & the BioIndividual”
This week’s episode of the Bio-Individual podcast is on the brain’s left and right hemispheres.
We talk about Iain McGilchrist’s essential book on the brain “The Master and His Emissary” which is one of those rare books which changes how you view the world forever — in a literal way — and you will start seeing the brain hemispheres playing out everywhere.
e.g. Alex was talking on Twitter today about his love of surfing — which seems to me like a very right hemisphere dominant thing to be doing?— but as a Scottish highlander all I know about surfing I learned from watching Point Break.
In the new podcast, I — a natural “right hemisphere kind of guy” — spend a lot of time defending the left hemisphere. Must be all that hardwired empathy. The left brain takes a bit of a beating in this book because he’s been running amok in the West for a while. But he’s a good boy once he learns how to behave — and we’d just be a different kind of idiot without him. Relationship status: it’s complicated.
The Mind-blowing Impact of "Balancing Hemispheres": Ideas of Iain McGilchrist & the BioIndividual
************ Chapters: 00:01 Introduction Clip 00:10 Introduction video 05:00 Part 1 - recording start and some words on Iain McGilchrists' work 20:50 How has Kevin Applied this work? 29:50 Intermission 1 34:05 Part 2 - The Paradox of this Work - Danger in Accessing the Right hemisphere 44:20 Rebelling against the rebels 01:02:00 How does the self play into left brain consciousness? 01:22:49 Intermission 2 01:10:50 Part 3 - The self and evolved feature that's out of control 01:36:00 Some outcomes of the work - living well 01:45:00 Completion, Outro Song + Socials Alex’s weekly newsletter, “Breath Wish” (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox); islandsoftranscendence.substack.com Kevin’s newsletter and website, “Psychophysical” (subscribe to get free and paid option for weekly essays in your inbox); psychophysical.org