Sunday, 8 August 2010

The Brain Game


Left or right; which are you?




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Now obviously these are not concrete pigeonholes, after all the brain is still somewhat of a mystery to scientists, but the term ‘left or right brained’ has become a popular way of explaining the difference between certain personalities and skills.
Left or right; which are you?

No, I’m not talking politics, or what hand you stir coffee with, but which side of the brain you use more.
So picture it, that wonderful yet mysterious grey matter sitting in our head. Draw a vertical line down the middle, creating two hemispheres, the left and the right. Either side has different characteristics that drive our personalities and ways of thinking. They are not mutually exclusive, both sides work together for us to function, but they don’t often operate in equal proportions; people sometimes use one side more than the other

This isn’t to say that we have two personalities crammed in our heads, duking it out for control in an epic mind battle, just that each side brings out different choices and ways of thinking.

So which is which? There are tests that can be taken to indicate which side you are and popular psychology has determined a list of characteristics attributed to each hemisphere. Behold.

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Now obviously these are not concrete pigeonholes, after all the brain is still somewhat of a mystery to scientists, but the term ‘left or right brained’ has become a popular way of explaining the difference between certain personalities and skills.


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