Monday, March 12, 2012

Left Brain versus Right Brain (myth)

Rick Nauert, PhD (Senior Editor,, reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Visual creativity uses both right, left brain
The common belief that the right hemisphere of the brain is the source of creativity while the left brain is responsible for logic and math may well be less true than once thought.

In a quest to determine the exact source of creativity in the brain, researchers have found that the left hemisphere of your brain is critical for creative thinking. The finding adds an asterisk to the belief that if you paint or sculpt, you are right-brained.

Researchers discovered that while the right half of the brain performs the bulk of the creative process, the left half makes important contributions.

The study, posted online in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, focuses on how the brain... More

Understanding the Myth and Reality of Left Brain and Right Brain Dominance

( Guide)
Have you ever heard people say that they tend to be more of a right-brain or left-brain thinker?

From books to TV programs, you've probably heard the phrase mentioned numerous times or perhaps you've even taken an online test to determine which type best describes you.

What is Left Brain-Right Brain Theory?
According to the theory of left-brain versus right-brain dominance, each side of the brain controls different types of thinking. Additionally, people are said to prefer one type of thinking over the other. For example, a person who is "left-brained" is often said to be more logical, analytical, and objective, while a person who is "right-brained" is said to be more intuitive, [creative] thoughtful, and subjective. More

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