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The Divided Brain



Iain McGilchrist: The Divided Brain

Psychiatrist McGilchist debunks myths of split brain functioning and explains how the left and right hemispheres of the brain always work together, yet still have different specializations. He posits that their strengths (and physical size) have...
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Daughter of a Publisher’s Devil


title From the engine of reason to the seat of the soul: A brain-wise conversation
description Roger Bingham interviews "the first couple in philosophy" who specialize in neurophilosophy and neuroethics at the University of California, San Diego. Here they discuss their Canadian heritage (she grew up on a pioneer farm with sod huts and orchards, later her father went into publishing...
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Neuroethical Decisions


title Decisions, Responsibility and the Brain
description 12th annual lecture, for a general audience, features a MacArthur prize-winning neurophilosopher on new questions of ethics, law and free will that accompany neuroscientific discoveries (especially concerning impulse control). "Understanding how the brain works is essential to understanding the mind," says Churchland. "Questions concerning what free choice really amounts to have long been at the center of philosophical reflection. New discoveries, especially...
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