8 December, 2017 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A one-day seminar with Dr. Iain McGilchrist

When: 08 December, 2017 9:30am – 4pm
Where: Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

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Almost everything you think you know about differences between the brain hemispheres is wrong. The topic was taken over and distorted by pop psychology, and hence understandably, but nonetheless irrationally, neglected by the mainstream.   So why is the brain, an organ that exists only to make connections, divided and asymmetrical?  What does it tell us about the structure of the world we inhabit?  Why does life seem to be in the process of draining itself of meaning?  Iain McGilchrist will argue that lateralisation is now the topic in neuroscience of greatest significance for understanding the human condition.

Who should attend: 

This event will be of interest to professionals, academics, students, and indeed to anyone who is interested in the mind, neuroscience, philosophy, culture, and the state of society. A certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees, which will confer 5 CPD (continuing professional development) hours.


9.30 – 10.30 First talk

10.30 – 11 Q&A

11 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30 Second talk

12.30 – 1.00 Q&A

1 – 2 Lunch

2 – 3 Third talk

3 – 4 Interview and Final Q & A

Iain McGilchrist
Dr Iain McGilchrist is a former Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and former Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at the Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital, London.  He was a Research Fellow in neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, and a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Stellenbosch. He delivered the Samuel Gee lecture at the Royal College of Physicians in 2014. He has published original articles and research papers in a wide range of publications on topics in literature, medicine and psychiatry.  He is the author of Against Criticism (Faber 1982), The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (Yale 2009), The Divided Brain and the Search for Meaning; Why Are We So Unhappy? (e-book short) and is currently working on a book entitled The Porcupine is a Monkey, or, Things Are Not What They Seem to be published by Penguin Press. He lives on the Isle of Skye.

Learn more at www.iainmcgilchrist.com

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