During my time on the faculty at McGill, I also developed an interest in the asymmetry between the two sides of the brain. A decade or so earlier, ways of assessing brain asymmetry had already been developed at McGill, and Michael Morgan and I tried to set this in a theoretical framework. This work became a lasting influence on my own research and writing. Political unrest in Quebec was growing, to the point that the province seemed on the brink of separating from the rest of Canada. There were sanctions against the use of English in public notices. Partly because of political uncertainty in Quebec, I began to examine the possibilities of moving elsewhere, and eventually accepted an invitation to return to a professorship in Auckland.