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Have you ever heard someone say,
Or said it yourself?
That's the idea that everyone has a more dominant side of the brain, or hemisphere.
It goes like this:
If you’re “right-brained,” you might think of yourself as more creative and artistic;
If you’re “left-brained,” you might see yourself as more analytical and logical.
It seems possible, right?
Everyone is different – some people seem more creative, while other people are more analytical.
If you can be right or left-handed, why not right or left-brained?
Let’s see if that’s really true.
But first . . .
How did this idea get started?
It was partly inspired by the work of neuroscientist Roger Sperry.
Sperry pioneered research in the 1960s, looking at the differences between the two sides of the brain.
His research showed that the two hemispheres had some different functions:
Analytical thought, computational skills, and linguistic ability.
Comprehending spatial patterns, and complex sounds like music.
In 1981, he won the Nobel Prize for his work.
Later, based on his discoveries, other researchers theorized that people might have
a dominant side
to their brain, which accounts for differences in personality and ability.
So, how do you see yourself?
Tap the balloon that fits you best.