Iain McGilchrist: Matter & Consciousness as Relational, a Divided Brain, & Our Connection to Nature

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Iain McGilchrist is a Consultant Emeritus of the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital, London, a former research Fellow in Neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Baltimore, a former Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a former Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Stellenbosch. Some of his many books include "The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World" (2009), The Divided Brain and the Search for Meaning; Why Are We So Unhappy? (2012), and "The Matter with Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions and the Unmaking of the World" (2021).

EPISODE LINKS:
- Iain's Website: https://channelmcgilchrist.com/
- Iain's Books: https://www.amazon.com/Iain-McGilchrist/e/B09LD9RHQG%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
- Iain's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/DrIainMcGilchrist/
- Iain's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dr_mcgilchrist
- RSA Animation: https://youtu.be/dFs9WO2B8uI

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TIMESTAMPS:
(0:00) - Introduction
(0:30) - Consciousness
(8:06) - The Hard Problem
(11:40) - The divided brain
(27:47) - Theories of consciousness
(30:45) - Relationships as fundamental
(36:27) - Embodied & embedded cognition
(40:02) - Phenomenology & psychopathology
(57:54) - V.S. Ramachandran's "Devil's Advocate" & Daniel Kahneman's "System 1 & 2"
(1:05:10) - Ethical, political, moral implications
(1:21:13) - Limits of language
(1:35:10) - Iain's response to objections to his views
(1:41:44) - Religion, spirituality, meaning & purpose
(1:51:32) - Iain's author recommendations
(1:57:26) - Conclusion