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#330: Dr Iain McGilchrist - The Paradox of Living, Finding Awe & The Mental Health Crisis

Dr Iain McGilchrist is a former literature scholar at Oxford University before an interest in the mind and body led him to studying medicine, which paved the way for him to become a consultant Psychiatrist.

Dr McGilChrist is an associate of Green Templteton College in Oxford, a fellow of the royal college of Psychiatrists, a fellow of the royal society of arts and Iain has also conducted neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Iain is the author of the Master and his Emissary, a book that I was recommended by Robert Greene. Recently Iain has his latest book; ‘’The matter with things’’, which took him 12 years to write and his almost 600,000 words. The equivalent to 6 PhD Thesis’.

In this conversation today, Iain and I discuss the following:
00:00 - Hemispheric Differences
08:30 - The epidemic of mental illness
13:58 - Biohacking, Death & Finding Meaning
30:40 - Meditate On Your Mortality
40:45 - Don't Make Beautiful Things Explicit
46:00 - Know thyself or find flow?
53:30 - What To Do If you feel lost, hopeless and depressed
01:01:45 - Connect with Dr McGilchrist