Which Brain is Stronger?A GUIDE TO CREATIVE THINKING
You Need Two Brains •TO SOLVE MANY PROBLEMS •TO BE A GREAT EMPLOYEE •TO PASS THIS COURSE
You Have Two Brains MOST PEOPLE USE ONLY ONE:EITHER THE LOGICAL BRAIN OR THE CREATIVE BRAIN.This presentation will help you understand why you might find some coursework hard, and other coursework easy... and what you can do about it.
IntroductionAt birth, your brains are blank, with no contents.You have two brains: left brain and right brain.Each of your brains are wired differently.
Logic The Left Brain Verbal Detail The left brain Science is designed to Names Math think logicallyForm Strategies (to follow Order rules). Thinking Write
The Left Brain is More TrainedTraditional society trains people to follow rules. Why? To keep order and peace. Easier to govern, to organize, or to control. Why are most people from traditional societies left-brain thinkers?
The Left Brain is Useful The term “the box” refers to The expectations of others Following the rules Doing the expected behaviour This is good for social behaviour This is good for usual problems
The Right Brain is Less TrainedTraditional society does not train this brain. Why?Because people who follow rules are easier to manage, to govern, to organize.
The Right Brain is Useful Why is right-brain thinking necessary? Creative thought is competitive advantage. Creative thought can solve problems that cannot be solved in the box.
Pictures The Right Brain Stories “Big picture” The right Observation brain is for Shapes Patterns creativeFlow like music thinking Beauty (outside Imagination Possibilities rules).
CompareLeft Brain Right Brain Logic Pictures Verbal Stories Detail “Big picture” Science Observation Names Shapes Math PatternsForm Strategies Flow like music Order Beauty Thinking Imagination Write Possibilities
Your Competitive AdvantageWhy is right-brain thinking necessary? Creative thought is competitive advantage. The right-brainer has more competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Creative thought can solve problems that cannot be solved in the box. The right-brainer can find solutions to problems where left-brainers cannot.
Your Competitive Advantage In a society where most people are left- brainers, the right-brainer possesses more competitive advantage. What kind of society do you live in? In a world where most people are right- brainers, the left-brainer possesses more competitive advantage. What kind of world do we live in?
B. Think Outside the Box USE YOUR RIGHT BRAIN TO SOLVE PROBLEMS. TRY THESE EXERCISES.
Right-Brain Exercise #1This activity shows you which of your brains is stronger, or more exercised. Look at the next chart. Read each item. Say the color, not the words. See how many mistakes you make. If you make no mistakes, you are a balanced- brain type of person.
Right-Brain Exercise #2 Look at the picture next page. What do you see: a young woman or an old woman? If you see one, you could be a left- brainer. If you see both, you could be a right- brainer.
Right-Brain Exercise #3 Look at the picture on the next page. What do you see: a living thing or a nonliving thing? If you see one, you could be a left- brainer. If you see both, you could be a right- brainer.
Right-Brain Exercise #4 Look at the picture on the next page. What do you see: a part of a person or a part of a thing? If you see one, you could be a left-brainer. If you see both, you could be a right-brainer. If you are a male, you might see a part of a person. If you are a female, might see a part of a thing.
Know Yourself If you are a left-brainer, you might tend to see things according to rules and patterns. If you are a right-brainer, you might tend to see things in a more creative way. Are you a left brain, a right brain, or a combination of both?You will need to know which of your two brains are more dominant, so that you can train the other brain.You might also need to team up with someone of the opposite brain as yours in order to come up with a good project.