We have two distinct thinking processes. One that’s analytical and verbal housed in the left side of the brain, and another that’s intuitive and visual and seated in the brain’s right hemisphere. There is a connector, the corpus callosum, trough which these two halves communicate. It is the communication network which sends information back and forth between the two hemisphere of the brain
Each side of the brain has its own area of specialization and processes information in its own way. Corpus Callosum enables both hemisphere to work together for almost every activity, although one hemisphere or the other will predominate for a specific tasks
Left brain dominant individuals are more orderly, literal, articulate, and to the point. They are good at understanding directions and anything that is explicit and logical. They can have trouble comprehending emotions and abstract concepts, they can feel lost when things are not clear, doubting anything that is not stated and proven.
The left brain dominant type suffers from limited approaches, narrow-mindedness.
Right brain dominant individuals are more visual and intuitive. They are better at summarizing multiple points, picking up on whats not said, visualizing things, and making things up. They can lack attention to detail, directness, organization, and the ability to explain their ideas verbally, leaving them unable to communicate effectively.
The right brain dominant type suffers from too many approaches, scatterbrained.
According to Darwinian theory, optimal evolution takes place with random variation and selective retention. The evolution savvy individual will try many different approaches when faced with a problem and select the best of those approaches.
Many historical intellectuals have confessed their advantage was simply considering/ exploring/trying more approaches than others
To maintain balanced hemispheres, you need to exercise both variability and selection. Just as a company will have more chance of finding a great candidate by increasing their applicant pool
an individual who considers a wider set ofoptions is more likely to make qualitydecisions.
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Learning how to access and use your less preferred modes
how to trust your gut reactions, become aware of your body, and use your senses more purposely. This learning can be greatly aided by the visceral nature of the brain’s limble system and developing confidence in your body reaction, emotional responses, sense of form & structure, and your primal instincts
Learn how to use number, how to gather, and analyze facts; how to acquire self discipline. This learning can be greatly enhanced attaining computer literacy, acquiring memory and concentration skills by achieving number processing competence, by learning administrative skills and techniques, and by practicing time managements skills
how to use both facts and insight, numbers and metaphors, rational and intuitive problem solving processes with situational effectiveness. This learning can be aided by understanding the cognitive and iterative nature of the brain’s cerebral hemispheres. Practicing personal decision making by moving back and forth between hard, fact based positions and soft, insightful perceptions of the issue, and acknowledge the equal validity of both modes
Learn how to sense, feel, visualize, play and trust your instincts. This learning can be greatly aided by learning how to use creative materials, to draw, to sculpt, to model problems, to experience imagery, to develop biofeedback skills and to be open to change and personal risk