Author: James Olson
Title: How Whole Brain Thinking Can Save the Future Why Left Hemisphere Dominance Has Brought Humanity to the Brink of Disaster and How We Can Think Our Way to Peace and Healing
Print Length: 344 pages
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
Our brains have numerous functioning parts, all of which serve us at any one moment. But decades of research reveal the existence of two basic brain operating systemstwo fundamental ways in which the whole brain processes incoming information. Because of this phenomenon ofbrain dominance, most of us tend to favor the input of either our dualistic left-brain (which focuses on parts instead of wholes) or our holistic right hemisphere. This means that typically only half of our innate intelligence informs our thinkingand since the left-brain operating system dominates most males, our culture has itself become left-brain dominant.How Whole Brain Thinking Can Save the Futureexplores this left-brain bias in our civilization, revealing it to be the root cause for centuries of war, racism, and political polarizationand eons of misunderstanding between the sexes. While most of our technological and scientific progress is driven by left-brain thinking, the great advances to come will require that we consciously harness both sides of our brain to greatly improve our cognition. Award-winning author James Olson goes on to explain how we can achieve greater internal harmony between the two operating systems of the brainboth as individuals and as a culturethus showing us how ad why thinking with our whole brains will lead us to peace and to the ultimate healing of our relationships and our world.