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How Whole Brain Thinking Can Save The Future

February 5, 201756 min
Aired Sunday, 5 February 2017, 2:00 PM ET

James Olson joins us in a fascinating discussion of how our brain influences us in ways we may have not considered.

Although we’ve been told for decades that we only use a small portion of our brain’s capacity, it is now known that the entire brain is always active in some way. Yet for most of us, only one of our two brain hemispheres is actually running the show. For a majority of people, the left-brain viewpoint serves as our guide. How Whole Brain Thinking Can Save the Future explores the serious crisis we now face because of the left-brain bias in our civilization.

Adopting a holistic and interdisciplinary approach, Olson outlines the brain’s role in informing consciousness. He pursues a special focus on problems that result when the two sides of the brain fail to harmonize, such as we experience in mental conflict, both internal and external. Olson posits that each hemisphere houses an “operating system” capable of managing the relat

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