left-brained


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left-brained

(lĕft′brānd′) also left-brain (-brān′)
adj.
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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Lateralization of brain connections appears to be a local rather than global property of brain networks, and our data are not consistent with a whole-brain phenotype of greater ''left-brained'' or greater ''right-brained'' network strength across individuals.
The now discredited theory held that people's brains have dominant sides, and that right-brained individuals tend to be logical and precise, while left-brained individuals tend to be creative and emotional.
For example, left-brained people are said to be logical and detail orientated, while right-brained people are creative and thoughtful.
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And while no one is totally left-brained or right-brained, learning via the preferred side is faster and easier because your dominant side has more neural connections.
In Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World, Jeffrey Freed writes, "The best curriculum for the right-brained (left-handed) child includes hands-on and experiential activities." (1) Piano playing is a hands-on activity and requires creativity and imagination, all of which are strong points in left-handed children.
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People who are left-brained tend to handle things verbally.
It's also throwing old myths out the window: that we use only 10 percent of our brains and that children are either right-brained or left-brained, says Pat Wolfe, author, educational consultant and the founder of Napa, Calif.-based Mind Matters.
There I learned that American Indians, like Asians, were right-brained people, while those of European stock were left-brained. Right-brained people, we learned, most easily learn to read ideograms, while left-brainers were better at reading phonetic script.