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In Their Right Minds

In Their Right Minds

By Carole Brooks Platt



In 1976, Julian Jaynes proposed that the language of poetry and prophecy originated in the right side of the brain. Current neuroscientific evidence confirms the role of this hemisphere in poetry, a sensed presence, and paranormal claims, as well as in mental imbalance. While left-hemispheric dominance for language is the norm, an atypically enhanced right hemisphere, whether attained through genetic predisposition, epilepsy, left-hemispheric damage, or childhood or later traumas, can create hypersensitivities along with special skills. Based on nearly 20 years of scientific and literary research, this book enters the atypical minds of poetic geniuses, by way of the visible signs in their lives, beliefs, and shared practices.

ISBN: 9781845407896


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