Your Brain

Essay by Kevin1High School, 12th gradeA+, December 1996

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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...