There are intriguing similarities between the way the condition of schizophrenia and a brain with a dominant left hemisphere can distort our perceptions of reality. In this episode we examine those similarities using the inspiring story of Elyn R. Saks, who tells about her lifetime struggle with schizophrenia in her wonderful book THE CENTER CANNOT HOLD.
Iain McGilchrist, in his monumental work THE MATTER WITH THINGS, suggests that modern western culture is dominated by left hemisphere thinking. Could this orientation be muddling our minds and causing the unique kind of madness we find in contemporary culture?
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