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November 23, 2014 Categories: language and learning. No Comments on Some interesting ideas

Jenny Mackness summarises the content of a talk given by Ian McGilchrist on the functions of the left and right hemispheres of the brain. In that she gives two quotations that caught my attention. The first is from McGilchrist’s book The Master and His Emissary

Our attention is responsive to the world, but the world is responsive to our attention. The situation presents a paradox for linear analysis, like M.C. Escher’s hands that draws the hand that draws the hand.

(The Master and His Emissary, p.134)

The other is also from the book but quoting Albert Einstein:

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society which honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.

(Albert Einstein)