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.
Washington, August 18 ( ANI ): Researchers have claimed that there is no evidence within brain imaging that indicates some people are right-brained or left-brained
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.
A Whole New Mind focuses on what will happen when the "left-brained
" logical thinking required for information technology leaves the U.S.
Right-brained or left-brained
? To learn more about yourself, check out Psychology for Kids (Free Spirit Publishing).
As eloquently expressed by Mary Ellen Bates, an information industry observer, "One of the challenges of info pros has been to use the structured information-retrieving and--filtering tools, which really do require sequential, left-brained
thinking, while simultaneously thinking creatively and intuitively about the entire spectrum of information sources and features, which requires right-brained analysis.
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.