Of Two Minds by Fredric Schiffer
The Revolutionary Science of Dual-Brain Psychology

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Most people experience themselves as two-sided: one side seems mature and stable, the other emotional and impulsive. But have you ever wondered if there really are two minds in each of us? If so, do traumatic as well as ordinary experiences affect the way our minds grow and interact? According to Fredric Schiffer, a leading Harvard psychiatrist and researcher, advances in science prove what many of us have always intuited is true: We are of two minds, each one with a different degree of maturity, and each one associated with the left or the right brain. This brilliant, provocative book illustrates how the interaction of these two minds -- whether they sabotage each other or work in harmony -- actually determines our psychological nature and ultimately the emotional problems or progress we may experience in life.

Drawing on his own twenty-five years of research on the brain and behavior, Schiffer gives us overwhelming evidence that each side of our brain possesses an autonomous, distinct personality -- with i
 

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Published August 25, 1998 by Free Press (now out of print), rights with Fredric Schiffer. 288 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Schiffer’s involvment with split-brain research inspired him to develop a technique for tapping into either the right or left hemisphere of an intact brain by means of special goggles that restrict vision to either the extreme left or right (left hemisphere controls right eye vision, and vice ver...

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Taking cues from 19th-century English physician Arthur Wigan (whose seemingly normal friend, it turned out when autopsied, had only a single brain hemisphere), contemporary neuroscience asks whether normal people, who possess both left and right brains, can be said to be literally of two minds.

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