Have you seen any of the RSAnimates? They’re really nicely done.

Like TED, the RSA (Royal Society of the Arts) runs lecture series aiming to air exciting ideas on subjects from climate change to credit crunch.

What has the Internet buzzing with millions of hits, though, is how the lectures are supplemented with the work of artist Andrew Park, from the animation company Cognitive Media.

Park’s very quirky take on the subject matter opens up the lecture, in a way that aids learning and interests those who would normally shun such complex ideas. Or, indeed, those who don’t speak English well.

In the latest (below), renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our ‘divided brain’ works and how it has affected our behaviour, culture and society.

Thanks to Marc de Faoite for the link.


[How Your Divided Brain Affects Your Life, Society and Culture]