Our brain – Left and right

11 Jun

We do have only one brain, but it’s got various ‘bits’. The part of the brain that controls rational functions, the cerebral cortex, is made up of two halves. These are connected by masses of nerve fibres which allow ‘messages’ to pass between them. These halves are commonly called the right brain and left brain, but should more correctly be termed ‘hemispheres’. For some reason, our right and left hemispheres control the ‘opposite’ side of our bodies, so the right hemisphere controls our left side and processes what we see in our left eye while the left hemisphere controls the right side and processes what our right eye sees. The left brain is associated with verbal, logical, and analytical thinking. It excels in naming and categorizing things, symbolic abstraction, speech, reading, writing, arithmetic. The left brain is very linear: it places things in sequential order — first things first and then second things second, etc. If you reflect back upon our own educational training, we have been traditionally taught to master the 3 R’s: reading, writing and arithmetic — the domain and strength of the left brain. The right brain, on the other hand, functions in a non-verbal manner and excels in visual, spatial, perceptual, and intuitive information. The right brain processes information differently than the left brain. For the right brain, processing happens very quickly and the style of processing is nonlinear and nonsequential. The right brain looks at the whole picture and quickly seeks to determine the spatial relationships of all the parts as they relate to the whole. This component of the brain is not concerned with things falling into patterns because of prescribed rules. On the contrary, the right brain seems to flourish dealing with complexity, ambiguity and paradox. At times, right brain thinking is difficult to put into words because of its complexity, its ability to process information quickly and its non-verbal nature. The right brain has been associated with the realm of creativity.

Advertisements

5 Responses to “Our brain – Left and right”

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Program your Brain | College Prep Coach - June 11, 2013

    […] Our brain – Left and right (fromandforkids.wordpress.com) […]

  2. Being Creative: The Right-brain/left-brain Myth And Flow | How To Knit - June 12, 2013

    […] Our brain – Left and right […]

  3. What Could Music Do For You? | Annie Evans - June 15, 2013

    […] Our brain – Left and right (fromandforkids.wordpress.com) […]

  4. Brain. | A Criticist. - June 16, 2013

    […] Our brain – Left and right (fromandforkids.wordpress.com) […]

  5. Don’t Give Up The Power To Think! | Becoming is Superior to Being - July 19, 2013

    […] Our brain – Left and right (fromandforkids.wordpress.com) […]

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Kind & Bold

A blog about humans and their thoughts, success, change, life, love, help, support, motivation, inspiration, guidance, control, morality, ethics & fun.

Read... Write... Talk...

Reading, Writing, Sharing is what its all about!

Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog

Groovy craft projects, crafty recipes and other artsy stuff.

Craft and Travel

Travel the world through art, craft, design & fashion.

Savvy n Sassy

For all your Ribbon needs!

Laundry On Sundaes

Every beginning is only a sequel, after all, and the book of events is always open halfway through.

niftythriftygoodwill

how to look spectacular at astonishing prices

You Look Tired!

One Mother's Journey

Educating Sausages

A little story of two home educated sausages

The Library Detective

I call myself the Library Detective because I can find the answers to any question you can think of, or at least I can point you in the right direction. The Library Detective column first appeared in a local Southern New England newspaper called The Woman's Page.

TOKIDOKI (NOMAD)

a world travel photo blog by Jackie Hadel

Ryan Boren

non-compliant neurodivergent

The Gravel Ghost

A Storyteller's View

%d bloggers like this: