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Video clips:

A list of relevant videos may be found on the videos page of this site.

Tawai is a new documentary by Bruce Parry featuring Dr. McGilchrist and released in October, 2017.

Debates with Roger Penrose and others on the nature of consciousness, and with Jonathan Ree and others on creativity and play, at the 2010 Hay on Wye philosophy festival, HowTheLightGetsIn, can now be downloaded as podcasts.  A short clip from the latter has found its way onto YouTube.

From the 2011 HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, there is a talk on psychotic art, A Spider in the Eye; a debate with cognitive neuroscientist Colin Blakemore and journalist Bryan Appleyard about scientific reductionism and the mind-brain problem, and a debate with philosopher Peter Hacker and novelist Joanna Kavenna on the nature of Romanticism.

A few clips from the two-part documentary Soul Searching which was screened by Channel 4 in 2004 have appeared on the web at YouTube: 123. The DVD of the series can be bought here.

A more recent debate on the nature of consciousness with Nicholas Humphrey and Roger Penrose took place at the 2014 HowTheLightGetsIn Festival: iai.tv/video/secrets-of-the-mind.

Audio clips:

The best audio clips are from Australia’s national public service radio ABC’s All In The Mind, which exists as a podcast. The 2017 interview can be found here, while the 2010 interview can be found here. There is also supplementary material from the latter interview here.

There is a very brief clip from the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, and a slightly longer one from Start the Week with Andrew Marr, which can be downloaded as a podcast.

Online interviews:

There are a few interviews on line in some interesting blogs:

  • interview with Barry Daniel from the Middle Way Society
  • interview with Jessa Crispin, the editor of Bookslut.com
  • interview with Stephen Ginn, the editor of Frontier Psychiatrist

The Guardian columnist Mark Vernon’s excellent blog contains a response to the ideas in The Master and his Emissary: a second piece applies the ideas to a double portrait by Ghirlandaio. Here he reflects on the apophatic path to knowledge and the relationship between the hemispheres.

Here is another fascinating piece from the French press by Michael Gibson.

Another clip, which was simply a promotional video aimed at GPs to increase understanding and awareness of addiction problems, has also appeared on DailyMotion:

Pieces of Interest

Science and the Humanities:
A reply to Steven Pinker

Top Brain, Bottom Brain:
A reply to Stephen Kosslyn & Wayne Miller