Colin Wilson: Frankenstein’s Castle: the double brain, door to wisdom

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This short book (128 pages in length) was first published by Ashgrove Press (Bath, UK), in the US and the UK, in 1980. The first edition appeared in hardback and paperback with the sub-title The Double Brain: Door to Wisdom on the title page and The Right Brain: Door to Wisdom on the cover. The title page was changed to the latter on subsequent editions. A Japanese translation by Hirakawa Shuppan-Sha (Mind Books) of Tokyo was published in 1984.

Here Wilson applies the results of split-brain research (which was carried out in the US by Joseph Bogen [1926–2005], Michael Gazzaniga [1939- ], and the Nobel laureate Roger Sperry [1913-1994], and their associates and students, in the early 1960s and became the

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Stanley, Colin. "Frankenstein’s Castle: the double brain, door to wisdom". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 August 2013
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