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Iain McGilchrist

Dr Iain McGilchrist

is a psychiatrist, author, and a thinker of extraordinary versatility and originality. He is a Quondam 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 Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at the Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital, London. He has been a Research Fellow in neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore and a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Stellenbosch. He has published articles and research papers in a wide range of publications on topics in literature, philosophy, medicine, and psychiatry. He is also the author of a number of books, including The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (Yale, 2009). A book on epistemology and ontology called The Matter with Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World will be published by Perspectiva Press in October of 2021. Dr McGilchrist maintains an online platform at Channel McGilchrist. He lives on the Isle of Skye and has two daughters and a son.


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