Reply To: Nature and the Right Hemisphere

  • Zak Safra

    November 27, 2023 at 10:40 pm

    Hi Daniel

    Well that sounds right. I searched for the word “nature” using my kindle and this is the first result that comes close:

    “Of course, even the most highly evolved animals are incomparably inferior to ourselves in both respects, but the point is that they do show at least glimmerings of such, utilitarian, functions. But there are many things of which they show no evidence whatsoever: for instance, imagination, creativity, the capacity for religious awe, music, dance, poetry, art, love of nature, a moral sense, a sense of humour and the ability to change their minds. In all of these (though as always both hemispheres undoubtedly play a part), a large part, and in most cases the principal part, is played by the right hemisphere, usually involving the right frontal lobe.”

    That should be just before the conclusion of chapter 3.

    All the best 🙂