The Divided Brain – Asymmetry of the Brain and Human Meaning & Why Are We so Unhappy? – by Dr Iain McGilchrist

The Divided Brain – Asymmetry of the Brain and Human Meaning & Why Are We so Unhappy? – by Dr Iain McGilchrist, the author of The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World and The Divided Brain and the Search for Meaning – Why Are We so Unhappy? (only £0.99 – but is very short too and it kind of answers the question: why are we so unhappy? Spoiler: because we use our left brain too much – kind of…)

Left brain vs right brain in speed reading
McGilchrist findings and all the research he sites confirm what we’ve been advocating for the last 18 years. When using speed reading, you need to get the big picture, overview and context first and then look at the details (in a similar way as you’d read a newspaper – that’s why newspapers are written like that, otherwise nobody would read them if what you get is only details). The key speed reading techniques for overview are the overview, downloading, rapid reading and summaries. Top speed reading techniques for getting details are the purpose, underlining and search.

A longer version of the animated video clip – worth watching too…

The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

The Divided Brain and the Search for Meaning

The Divided Brain and the Search for Meaning

 

 

The Divided Brain – Asymmetry of the Brain and Human Meaning & Why Are We so Unhappy? – by Dr Iain McGilchrist
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