Iain McGilchristIain McGilchrist (born 1953) is a psychiatrist, writer, and former Oxford literary scholar. McGilchrist came to prominence after the publication of his book ''The Master and His Emissary'', subtitled ''The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World''.
McGilchrist read English at New College, Oxford and published ''Against Criticism'' in 1982. He later trained in medicine and has been a neuroimaging researcher at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital in south London. McGilchrist is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and has been elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford three times.
According to his web site, in 2009 at the time ''The Master and His Emissary'' was published, McGilchrist worked privately as a consultant psychiatrist in London. He still lives on the Isle of Skye, off the coast of Scotland and continues to write, and to deliver many lectures and interviews.
In 2021 McGilchrist published a new book of neuroscience, epistemology and metaphysics called ''The Matter with Things''. Provided by Wikipedia