Monday, March 3, 2014

Left-brain, Right-brain

Have you ever thought about what actually was going on in your mind when you go on a date? It’s interesting how our left-brain and right-brain function when it comes to making decisions and taking actions. 

Most of you may already know that the left-brain controls our rational thinking, it tells us to be logical and well-planned; the right-brain is more about our emotions and creativity. Of course, there’s no better or worse between both brains because we need both of them to live. 

If we’re of the extreme of either brain, things may not be able to work out the way we want. Therefore, it is essential to have “balance”. 

The animated short film by the talented Josiah Haworth, Joon Shik Song and Joon Soo Song and presented by Ringling College of Art and Design illustrates the importance of “balance” and that both brains need one another:

In fact, popular culture would have you believe that logical, methodical and analytical people are left-brain dominant, while the creative and artistic types are right-brain dominant. Trouble is, science never really supported this notion. 

And scientists at the University of Utah have debunked the myth with an analysis of more than 1,000 brains. They found no evidence that people preferentially use their left or right brain. All of the study participants – and no doubt the scientists – were using their entire brain equally – i.e. achieving “balance” throughout the course of the experiment ( dated September 03, 2013).

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