In Their Right Minds: The Lives and Shared Practices of Poetic Geniuses
Released! 08/01/2015
In Their Right Minds: The Lives and Shared Practices of Poetic Geniuses
by Carole Brooks Platt
Paperback

In 1976, Julian Jaynes proposed that the language of poetry and prophecy originated in the right, "god-side" of the brain. Current neuroscientific evidence confirms the role of the right hemisphere in poetry, a sensed presence, and paranormal claims as well as in mental imbalance. Left-hemispheric dominance for language is the norm. An atypically enhanced right hemisphere, whether attained through genetic predisposition, left-hemispheric damage, epilepsy, childhood or later traumas, can cr... read more