Brain – Left Or Right

? Brain – Left Or Right

Bracha Brenda-Chantal Ruche

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. – Robert Frost

And of course, the brain is not responsible for any of the sensations at all. The correct view is that the seat and source of sensation is the region of the heart. – Aristotle

Well we have two different great views for our brain. Brain is senior part of our body that controls our other organs as well us.

David H. Hubel argued, "The brain is a tissue. It is a complicated, intricately woven tissue, like nothing else we know of in the universe, but it is composed of cells, as any tissue is. They are, to be sure, highly specialized cells, but they function according to the laws that govern any other cells. Their electrical and chemical signals can be detected, recorded and interpreted and their chemicals can be identified; the connections that constitute the brain's woven feltwork can be mapped. In short, the brain can be studied, just as the kidney can."

Brain is divided into two hemispheres. The research of Sperry and Onstein showed that we have two hemispheres in our brain, which have different characteristics or functions.

The left side of the brain generally deals with language (speech, writing, etc.)

The right side of the brain generally deals with more spatial activities (music, math, art, etc.)

People who are right-brained are thought to be more creative than left-brained people.

Left-brained People

Because we do not understand the brain very well we are constantly tempted to use the latest technology as a model for trying to understand it. In my childhood we were always assured that the brain was a telephone switchboard. ('What else could it be?') I was amused to see that Sherrington, the great British neuroscientist, thought that the brain worked like a telegraph system. Freud often compared the brain to hydraulic and electro-magnetic systems. Leibniz compared it to a mill, and I am told some of the ancient Greeks thought the brain functions like a catapult. At present, obviously, the metaphor is the digital computer. – John R. Searle

1. Left-brained people more focused on logic and structured activities.
2. People like this love to make lists, perform well in middle management, are highly logical and analytical and usually very reliable.
3. They tend to store information in names and words.
4. They think in order (first, next, etc.) They would rather be told how to do something than have it demonstrated.
5. They thrive in the classroom that involves a lot of listening.
6. They enjoy talking and writing things down.
7. They prefer discussing in-group projects. They like making and following structured rules.
8. They don’t like when their routine is interrupted.

Right-brained People

Emotions give a more activated and chemically stimulated brain, which helps us recall things better. – Cahil

1. The more intuitive and random in processing information and the more apt you are to store information primarily in pictures.
2. When asked to recall an event or a person, the right-brained person will flash instantly on an image.
3. A right-brained person is more likely to remember a face and a left-brained person would remember the name.
4. Although this person has a strong visual memory, he/she tends not to have the ability to perform logical, linguistic tasks.
5. Right-brained people tend to view and respond to the word with pictures and physically; unfortunately the world (especially schools) tends to view and respond with words.

Comparing Left and Right Brain
Left brain————————- Right brain
Logic ——————————-Rhythm, Creative, Abstract
Lists——————————- Color
Linear —————————–Imagination
Words—————————– Day dreaming
Numbers ————————–Intuition
Sequence ————————Spatial awareness
Analysis ————————–Music
How ——————————Why
Maths—————————– Drawing
Structured ———————–Unlimited
Reasonable———————– Not always
Practical————————– Wild and crazy
Believe in present————— Believe in future
Incremental fixes—————- Quantum leaps
Continual improvement———- Break through
From experience—————— Far reaching
Based on acquired skills———- Based on desire

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