It is one of the most audacious and controversial scientific theories of our time: is there an imbalance in our brain hemispheres that affects how we deal with major problems in our society? Unlike old pop-psychology beliefs, we now understand that both hemispheres are involved in most functions. However, the way they perceive reality is very different. The left hemisphere has given us science, literacy, and technology, while it cannot feel empathy for others or connect with nature. But neuroscientist and psychiatrist Dr Iain McGilchrist argues that, over centuries, the values of the left hemisphere have slowly been gaining influence in society.
The Divided Brain takes the viewer on a mind-altering journey to explore evidence of McGilchrist’s radical idea. It may be the film one half of your brain doesn’t want you to see.