Incredible strides have been made in recent decades into the science of the brain. And exciting research has been done in labs all over the world by innovative scientists. But the specialists cannot see the big picture, and the general reader certainly cannot make sense of it all. That’s where Robert Ornstein comes in.
A psychologist and writer who began the conversation about the differing roles of the right and left hemispheres in his best-selling The Psychology of Consciousness twenty-five years ago, Ornstein has in his books and lectures provided a running commentary on the significance of what we are learning about the brain.
Now the time has come for a new synthesis: The Right Mind. It is short but rich in its detail, lighthearted but profound in its conclusions.
A central argument of The Right Mind is that while facts (what we might think of as text) are stored and processed in the left hemisphere, the right mind sets the context and makes sense of it all. And so it is with this book. Ornstein has incorporated the important facts and then set the whole thing in context. A brilliant and illuminating work of an important thinker at the top of his game.