Neuroscience and Spirituality to be Explored at Phenomenology Symposium

March 10, 2016Psychiatrist, cultural critic and author Dr. Iain McGilchrist, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, will be the featured speaker at Contemplation and Beyond: Phenomenology, Neuroscience and the Spiritual, the 34th annual Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center Symposium at Duquesne University.The two-day seminar will be held on Thursday, March 17, and Friday, March 18, in the Africa Room of the Duquesne Union; many sessions already have been filled or closed. Attendance is still open for McGilchrist’s free public presentation, The Power of No: On the Apophatic Path to God, at 2 p.m. on March 18 in Duquesne’s Power Center Ballroom.McGilchrist is well-known for his book, The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World, which argues that the division of the brain…


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