I’m persuaded by Ian McGilchrist’s ontological distinction between the master and the emissary, even if I haven’t the background in anatomy and physiology to properly judge his causal arguments. Wikipedia cuts the cake nicely:

In The Divided Brain”, McGilchrist digests study after study, replacing the popular and superficial notion of the hemispheres as respectively logical and creative in nature with the idea that they pay attention in fundamentally different ways, the left being detail-oriented, the right being whole-oriented.

While McGilchrist will undoubtedly appear in many notes here, this note is simply to index the occasional shorthand references to right hemisphere” and left hemisphere.” Backlinks to this note will accumulate the differences in one place.

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