Skip to comments.Left Brain vs. Right: It's a Myth, Research Finds
Posted on 09/04/2013 7:14:21 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The preference to use one brain region more than others for certain functions, which scientists call lateralization, is indeed real, said lead author Dr. Jeff Anderson, director of the fMRI Neurosurgical Mapping Service at the University of Utah. For example, speech emanates from the left side of the brain for most right-handed people. This does not imply, though, that great writers or speakers use their left side of the brain more than the right, or that one side is richer in neurons.
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Betcha it’s a misleading headline too!
When I was in college in the early 80s, I was always short dough, and would often go take a half-hour experiment for an easy $3. While some of these were marketing (they thought I was goofing on them because I preferred the J.C. Penney “fox” shirt over the Izod “Alligator”), almost all of them seemed to have to do with this right brain/left brain stuff. Now to find that almost 30 years later, the current thinking is that they were working on false presumptions.
I've always thought that creativity was a function of the degree to which the mind finds associations for conceptual things; the more associations, the greater the degree of creativity--it can even get to the point where it becomes pathological.
Allow me to diagram:
This IS how your brain is organized:
This NOT how your brain operates:
Sides do different kinds of functions, true, but neither side dominates the other side.
Not to worry — wait long enough and there will be a new “scientific” theory.
I read the opinion so where is the footnotes. Where is the study? Where is the peer review? Looks and sounds like a hit piece.
As I’ve been saying for more years than I care to remember.
LOL, then Left Brain - Right-Brain is real, too. "Preference" is a BIG word that means a lot more about biochemistry and neurology than socialization - especially to brain scientists (as opposed to sociologists or psychologists).