How Whole Brain Thinking Can Save the Future.
How Whole Brain Thinking Can Save the Future
PO Box 151117, San Rafael, CA 94915
9781579830519, $19.95 pbk / $7.96 Kindle, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: 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 systems"--two fundamental ways in which the whole brain processes incoming information. Because of this phenomenon of brain 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 thinking?and since the left-brain operating system dominates most males, our culture has itself become left-brain dominant.
In "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", James Olson (an integral philosopher whose wide-ranging studies have included management, economics, politics, engineering, art, religion, psychology, neuro-linguistic programming, and neuroscience) explores this left-brain bias in our civilization, revealing it to be the root cause for centuries of war, racism, and political polarization--and 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 brain (both as individuals and as a culture) thus 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.
Critique: As informed and informative as it is thoughtful and thought-provoking, "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" is exceptionally well organized and presented making it a very highly recommended addition to both community and academic library Psychology/Neuroscience collections and supplemental studies reading lists. For the personal reading lists of students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject it should be noted that "How Whole Brain Thinking Can Save the Future" is also available in a Kindle format ($7.96).
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|Title Annotation:||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|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2017|
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