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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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.
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.
There I learned that American Indians, like Asians, were right-brained people, while those of European stock were left-brained.
Characteristics of left-brained and right-brained learning are listed.