Notes for a New Mind

Brain Lateralization, Deconstruction, and the New Myth

by William C. Dell


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What is known about the split brain is reviewed, in a historical context, as a paradigm for a new mind. The poetry of William Wordsworth is examined as a precursor to this mentality. The possibility of a new mind (and its new myth: the deconstruction) emerging from the split brain in the modern world is set forth. The last issue of consciousness, perhaps, is not the resolution of duality, but is the multiform periphery. The question is: am I more than my brain?

About the Author

William C. Dell is Professor Emeritus, School of Humanities, Montclair State University, New Jersey. His published works include inter-disciplinary studies, literary criticism and poetry. His other books are Beyond the Human Condition and The Force of Life and Mind.