Saturday, December 31, 2011

RIGHT BRAIN, LEFT BRAIN; WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

It’s been a long time I knew that I’m a right brained. Ever since I’m in Elementary, Math is something I avoided most. Let say, I run it as a duty more than something I’ve learned peacefully.
Been in this campus, I found out that, probably, my brain’s work has moved a bit to the left. A bit. People said a right brained is creative and full of ideas. But let’s also notice that we, the right brained, are easily distracted since we’re full of imagination. For me myself, at this situation where exams waiting and concentration is a must, it’s kinda distracting.
Just wonder you must stop studying or doing anything serious enough every an hour and doing something else, or else you’ll lose enthusiasm. I’m doing it right now, honestly, writing this article instead of studying Antenna.
But well, what is right brained and left brained?
As we know, our brain is divided into four main part: cerebrum, cerebellum, limbic system, and brain stem. The cerebrum or cortex is the largest part of the human brain, associated with higher brain function such as thought and action. A deep furrow divides the cerebrum into two halves, known as the left and right hemispheres. The two hemispheres look mostly symmetrical yet it has been shown that each side functions slightly different than the other. Sometimes the right hemisphere is associated with creativity and the left hemispheres is associated with logic abilities.
Here are some of both brain functions:


LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
knowing
acknowledges
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies
practical
safe


RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses feeling
“big picture” oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
believes
appreciates
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
impetuous
risk taking


We read from left to right. The left brain controls the right half of our body, and the right brain controls the other half.  The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning. Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others. If you’re left brained, you are likely good at math and logic. Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.
The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility. Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way. If you’re right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art. Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.
Unfortunately, our school system was designed likely to develop our left brain, not both side. The role of public schools has been to prepare students for jobs. Children are trained to listen and follow instructions, and to perform repetitive tasks. They are not taught how to think by or for themselves. To do so would simply obstruct the students ability to follow instructions and do their job.
Nowadays, it’s not enough.

Today’s world requires the usage of both part of our brain, balanced. There’s nothing wrong with being right or left brained. No one is better than other. The most important is, a left brained can also try to learn what right brained do, and the opposite. I guess it’s a well known fact that we must learn how to integrate and develop our fully functional brain. But first, we should know which one are we in order to know which part of brain need to be balanced. You can do simple test like this, or this.
You might find it’s interesting, knowing how your brain works. Enjoy.

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