Split Brains and Split Minds: Details and Wholes, Thinking and Emotion

  • Richard W. Sears


This chapter explores how our brains and minds are split. The two brain hemispheres balance details and wholes, and our minds balance emotions and thinking. Emotions are primarily regulated by the limbic system of the brain. Though we would like to think that as “civilized” human beings we primarily live our lives with logic and reason, the truth is that our emotions are omnipresent and are integral to our sense of who we are. Our language, and the ways in which we think, also play major roles in how we experience the self.


Corpus Callosum Left Hemisphere Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Antisocial Personality Disorder Express Emotion 
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  • Richard W. Sears
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  1. 1.Center for Clinical Mindfulness & MeditationCincinnatiUSA

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