Good essay about your left and right brain
Your brain has two sides. And each has a distinctly different way of
looking at the world.
Do you realize that in order for you to read this article, the two
sides of your brain must do completely different things? The more we
integrate those two sides, the more integrated we become as people.
Integration not only increases our ability to solve problems more
creatively, but to control physical maladies such as epilepsy and migranes,
replace certain damaged brain functions and even learn to 'thin' into the
future. Even more startling is evidence coming to light that we have
become a left-brain culture.
Your brain's right and left side have distinctly different ways of
looking at the world. Your two hemispheres are as different from each
other as, oh, Micheal Wilson and Shirley Maclean. The left brain controls
the right side of the body (this is reversed in about half of the 15
percent of the population that is left-handed) and, in essence, is logical
analytical, judgemental and verbal.
It's interested in the bottom line, in
being efficent. The right brain controls the left side of the body and
leans more to the creative, the intuitive. It is concerned more with the
visual and emotional side of life.
Most people, if they thought about it, would identify more with
their left brain. In fact, many of us think we are our left brains. All
of that non-stop verbalization that goes on in our heads is the dominant
left brain talking to itself. Our culture- particularly our school system
with its emphasis on the three Rs (decidedly left-brain territory) -
effectively represses the intuitive and artistic right brain. If you don't
believe it, see how far you get at the office with...