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Language

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In this session, Dr Iain McGilchrist investigates language, examining it’s advantages and disadvantages. Dr McGilchrist outlines how both the left and right hemispheres of the brain contribute to language. We discover the different ways we use language and how both hemispheres of the brain communicate. Dr McGilchrist discusses how there is much more to language than speech, with references to how a variety of different tribes, cultures and the animal kingdom effectively communicate without it. Additionally, Dr McGilchrist conveys the significance of silence and mindfulness, and the benefit of cultivating these practices in our lives.

Sessions in this Series

  1. 01

    Language

    In this session, Dr Iain McGilchrist investigates language, examining it’s advantages and disadvantages. Dr McGilchrist outlines how both the left and right hemispheres of the brain contribute to language. We discover the different ways we use language and how both hemispheres of the brain communicate. Dr McGilchrist discusses how there is much more to language ...
  2. 02

    Intuition

    In this session, Dr Iain McGilchrist investigates intuition. He discusses how intuition has recently received a bad reputation due to the belief that we should replace our intuition with logical arguments. He further discusses how an attempt to do without intuition would be as foolish as to attempt to do without reason. Dr McGilchrist outlines how ...
  3. 03

    Love & Relationship

    In this session, Iain McGilchrist investigates relationship and love. McGilchrist discusses how all relationship is of a form of love and introduces insightful information detailing how love & relationship are influenced by both the left and right hemispheres of the brain. As humans we are beings that love, and relationships are one of our most important ...
  4. 04

    Implicitness

    In this session, Dr Iain McGilchrist investigates implicitness. He discusses the importance of the implicit in both life and therapy. Dr McGilchrist comments on how implicitness is something we tend not to think about very often, suggesting that nowadays people often believe that everything should be explicit. However, metaphors, narratives and myths, which are all ...
  5. 05

    Life and Death

    In this session, Dr Iain McGilchrist shares reflections on life and death. Dr McGilchrist examines what life is, and how life and death are perceived by both the left and right hemispheres of the brain, highlighting each side’s varied interpretation. Dr McGilchrist discusses the inseparability of life and death, exploring the notion of opposites and ...
  6. 06

    Purpose

    In this session, Dr Iain McGilchrist investigates purpose. For human beings, purpose is very important. Dr McGilchrist discusses two significantly different ways of thinking about purpose; one is instrumental purpose and the other is intrinsic purpose. We are often told that science has proved that the universe and that life have no purpose, Dr McGilchrist ...

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