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Picture of the Month: Left brain-right brain

This is one of the best pictures I’ve ever seen. I’m almost totally a left brain… What about you?

Left brain: I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.

Right brain: I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feat. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.

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  1. Good find.

    When you say “I’m almost totally a left brain” – how do you know?… :)

    Also, perception may change with time.

    October 2, 2011
  2. Based on the two descriptions, I feel like that :)

    October 2, 2011
  3. Anonymous #

    I thought I was mostly left brain until I had time to explore my artistic side, so now I think I am kind of balanced :-)

    October 6, 2011
  4. Arthur #

    I am the left brain. I recognize patterns, the familiar. I know what to do and what works. I am your morning routine. Your drive home. I will always be there for you.

    I am the right brain. I grasp novelty. I deal with the strange and the uncertain. I find solutions, make new decisions, manage change. I will dwindle unless nourished.

    October 12, 2011
  5. Except this not how the brain works at all.

    October 18, 2012
  6. The idea of ‘left brain’ versus ‘right brain’ learning has virtually no credence in neuroscience.

    The idea appears to stem from the fact that there is some hemispheric specialisation in terms of the localisation of different skills.

    For example, many aspects of language processing are left-lateralised (although not, as we have seen, in blind people or in those who emigrate in later childhood to a new linguistic community). Some aspects of face recognition, in contrast, are right-lateralised. However, it is also a fact that there are massive cross -hemisphere connections in the normal brain. Both hemispheres work together in every cognitive task so far explored with neuroimaging, including language and face recognition tasks.

    So far, neuroimaging data demonstrate that both ‘left brain’ and ‘right brain’ are involved in all cognitive tasks.

    Goswami (2004:180)

    REFERENCE

    Goswami, U. (2004) ‘Neuroscience, science and special education’, British Journal of Special Education, 31 (4), 175–183.

    November 30, 2012

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