Which Part of the Brain is Dominant for You?
January 2, 2009 12:10am CST
Funny how it seems, even for identical twins, my daughters do not think alike! Just now, I came across an information to detect which part of the brain do we tend to use more often. We discovered that my daughter Ryz and I have the same brain dominance - the RIGHT Side. According to the studies, our brain works more on visuals or images, we are intuitive, we can be as descriptive as possible, music-lovers; full of imagination;day dreamers; seek dimensions and Creative Thinkers. On the other hand,my other daughter Tammy and their Dad tend to be the same in having the LEFT side of the brain as the dominant part. They tend to be very good in arithmetic. They have to do one thing at a time, in a sequential manner. When asked to describe something, they just describe it as it is-how they see it. They are logical and analytical, and unlike us, they are Critical Thinkers. I just want to know how many mylotters are LEFT/RIGHT siders in terms of Brain Part Dominance. Your responses are highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!
13 Jan 09
I think that I have more right side of my brain which is developed. I am a critical thinker and I do like to analyse things before I do accept thm. There is nothing wrong n having one side of the brain more developed than the other. Your case of identical twins show us that we are individuals. (c) ronaldinu 2009 - the more people I meet-the more I love my dog
2 Jan 09
Well I am not at all sure. I know I use both but as to which is dominant. I am good at logic but not arithmetic, I am a creative thinker, a music lover but I cannot play any instrument. So I suppose that would make me more right brained but able to access both to some extent. I am a great day dreamer and full of imagination. As to intuition I do have it but at some point I stopped listening to it and I am learning to do that again.
15 Jan 09
Probably you are not just aware of the full potential of the more dominant side. We can also tap the other side of our brain so that we can also be able to do some activities and face the challenges it may bring. Thank you for your response!
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2 Jan 09
I used to think I knew this about myself SO clearly. My heart is right-brained, in that I appreciate the creative process and enjoy its products and "practitioners". On the other hand, and perhaps this is complicated by clinically proportioned problems with anxiety and learning difficulties with regard to anything nonverbal/visual, I am VERY literal and am most calm and confident with left-brained tasks and demands. And yet, I consider myself to be a pretty fluid writer, and when in the right (har har) frame of mind, I can pen a poem that I am pretty proud to produce (sorry - couldn't resist the allure of alliterative showing-off!). But, put me under any kind of time pressure, and I'm a basket case with anything "open-ended" or subjective. Give me the black and white or give me a day to do what you might get done in a couple of hours, and even then you might find me in a ball crying or yelling or, if serenity happens to come over me, procrastinating via mylotting or some other distraction from the fact that I just cannot decide the simplest thing! So, yeah - I'm pretty left brained, but envy the artists. I AM an artist - but in order to be creative, I have to formulate and formalize the process from which my CREATIVE side can then CHOOSE to deviate. But give me a restaurant menu or tell me to "clean up this mess" - and you might as well grab a six pack and a good book cause I'm gonna sit there with a question mark over my head for a good long time. Writing for school - and this was before I recognized that I actually LOVE words and can manipulate them pretty well - absolutely overwhelmed me. It wasn't the sentence that killed me - it was the paragraph. Later - I got a good handle on that but still struggled (and do so in every other aspect of my life) with "seeing the forest". I'm an anal-retentive "tree-pruner", and the forest is so beyond me I often don't even look up. Wow - I didn't know I had that much to say! But if I had told myself I have to sit down and write a couple of hundred words before I started, I wouldn't have started at all! Alas, this time, my left brain won. ;)
15 Jan 09
How you write your response proves that both parts of your brain are working! You wrote very fluidly, bringing the writer in you. What you wrote are all logical points as if your left brain is dictating you what to write. I read from somewhere that there are also some gifted individuals who can bring out both sides of the brain to perform simultaneously. That is the reason why there are also some psychological studies aiming to hit the full potential of the not-so-dominant part of the brain. This helps especially the kids to participate better in school, professionals to do better in their chosen fields. Probably you're one of those gifted individuals. Keep it up!