A Brain Divided

The question, “Why is the brain divided?” has been asked by numerous people, including Dr. Iain McGilchrist. “The subject of hemisphere differences has a poor track record, discouraging to those who wish to be sure that they are not going to make fools of...

Adapting the Book, “The Master and his Emissary” to Film

Translating Iain McGilchrist’s “The Master and his Emissary” into film posed some unique challenges. The most obvious was length – at 600 pages, with thousands of footnotes, this is a brilliant academic work that contained far more than could ever fit into a two-hour...

My Dinner with Iain McGilchrist

Making the film, “The Divided Brain” has been an exciting journey for all involved. For producer, Vanessa Dylyn, “The Divided Brain” has been the passion project of her career while for Dr. Iain McGilchrist, it has been an eye-opening adventure into a complex process....

Directing the Film, “The Divided Brain”

“My familiar panic set in – how can a linear documentary film do justice to the result of 20 years of research and writing -” Manfred Becker, Director, The Divided Brain First, a bit of background: A number of years ago I was commissioned to do a documentary on...

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