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On Interplay

Inspired by the interplay between therapy, poetry, neuroscience and novels in Start the Week.


Forensic psychotherapist Dr Gwen Adshead talked about the lost natures of her Broadmoor patients, in whom she can still sometimes recognise the little boys they once were.

William Boyd explored how early talent can flourish suddenly and then fade slowly.

Craig Raine compared the "language on point" composition of a poem to the art of dress-making.

Psychiatrist and Master and His Emissary author Iain McGilchrist concluded that the problem with modern society can be found in the overdominance of the left side of our brain.

But it was the interplay between the four's ideas that really inspired...well worth a listen.