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(lĕft′brānd′) also left-brain (-brān′)
1. Having the left brain dominant.
2. Of or relating to the thought processes, such as logic and calculation, generally associated with the left brain.
3. Of or relating to a person whose behavior is dominated by logic, analytical thinking, and verbal communication, rather than emotion and creativity.
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Because of this phenomenon of brain dominance, most of us tend to favor the input of either our "dualistic" left-brain (which focuses on parts instead of wholes) or our holistic right hemisphere.
How Whole Brain Thinking Can Save the Future maintains that a dominance on left-brain thinking is bringing humanity to the brink of extinction, and it combines sociology with psychology and neuroscience to advocate a better approach promoting "whole brain" consciousness.
Similar to a human brain, the SDN-C has a "right brain" (the mathematical side) and a "left-brain" (the artistic or flexible side).
Publicity for the newest edition of her book claims to reflect "crucial updates based on recent research," with "a new focus on how the ability to draw on the strengths of the right hemisphere can serve as an antidote to the increasing left-brain emphasis in American life--the worship of all that is linear, analytic, [and] digital." (5) Edwards's website still features this quote from a 1985 book on the brain (practically an eon ago in brain science years):
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- If you're a left-brain thinker, chances are you use your right hand to hold your cell phone up to your right ear, according to a newly published study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
Left-brain decision-makers tend to be logical, analytical and objective in their thought processes.
Are even the best of us so conditioned to atheistic, dumbed-down, dominant left-brain thinking?
Financial leaders often achieve their positions primarily by using left-brain analytical skills that are focused on the numbers.
We know that 70% to 95% of people are right-handed, yet 96 percent of these people show left-brain language hemispheric dominance.
For example, he posits, political conservatives tend to have left-brain values, which concern individual rights and responsibilities, whereas liberals lean toward right-brain values, which tap into collective needs and teamwork.
The concept of right-brain and left-brain thinking is based on studies first developed by Nobel Prize-winning American psycho-biologist Roger W.
The book gives background on how the brain is structured for right- and left-brain leadership engagement, then looks at how Obama's personal background enables him to engage both sides of his brain with ease, and provides readers with tools and steps for using the same leadership approaches.