“You know we have the concept of roles of the left brain/right brain, and maybe that reality is too popular. The author, who is well-versed in science and culture, gives a detailed explanation of how the two sides work and he examines the loss of spontaneity.
“The book is extremely well-written. He uses the largest vocabulary I've ever experienced. I had to go to the Webster Unabridged — but it is readably written. It is written by a humanist for a layperson. He explains how the mind works and shows how the left or right brain has dominated in certain historical periods. He makes a convincing case.
“Throughout history, there has been a tendency for the left brain to become dominant, especially since the Newtonian revolution. There is great danger we've become too removed from the emotional qualities of life — that they have become undervalued.
“The author talks at length about how art has been transformed; a lot is not visually pleasing in itself. Art has become a symbol, he states. He deals primarily with visual art in this section.
“He is a delightful person. I attended a conference at which he spoke, talking about his book, so I went to hear him. I have become very interested in neuroscience because of the book I am writing. It's about Frank Lloyd Wright's design method, and I was interested in his perception. He has written a fascinating, informative book.”