Ever Heard of Right-Brained and Left-Brained Students?
- February 10, 2021
- Posted by: Fliplearn
- Category: Generic
“Imagine the brain, that shiny mound of being, that mouse-gray parliament of cells, that dream factory, that petit tyrant inside a ball of bone, that huddle of neurons calling all the plays, that little everywhere, that fickle pleasure dome, that wrinkled wardrobe of selves stuffed into the skull like too many clothes into a gym bag. “ – Diane Ackerman
The brain is a mind-boggling organ, designed to unravel the mysteries of the human body and the wonderful world out there. However, you’ve often found yourself stuck between the trifling battle of two hemispheres or sides of the brain – the creativity of the right brain vs. the deductive reasoning of the left brain.
Right Brain vs. Left Brain Myth
In the 1960s, Roger W Sperry, a neuropsychologist, discovered that one side of the brain is dominant which determines one’s personality, behavior, and thoughts.
The division between the right-brained and left-brained people can be categorized as:
Right-brained people are:
- More likely to catch the bigger picture
Left-brained people are:
- Likely to think in words than visualizing
Later, Roger W Sperry won the Nobel Prize for his research on ‘brain lateralization.’ However, these over-extended findings have led to the birth of the popular myth of right-brained and left-brained thinkers
Scientifically, people do not fall into categories of right-brained or left-brained. But, there are some differences in a way the brain functions, such as:
- Emotions: The right side of the brain is responsible for the expressions of emotions.
- Sign language: The left side of the brain recognizes visually based languages.
- Language: The left hemisphere is more active in the development of speech.
- Attention: The right hemisphere is more interested in the external world while the left hemisphere is inclined towards the internal world.
- Use of Hands: A right-handed and left-handed people use different hemisphere of the brain for manual tasks.
The belief that a person is either right-brained or left-brained is not much backed by scientists. In 2013, the University of Utah demonstrated that two hemispheres of the brain share the roles and responsibilities equally, irrespective of personalities. Moreover, just like not all people are the same, the brain activity is asymmetrical in nature and it differs from person to person.
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