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).
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.