Left brain versus right brain thinkers

There are left-brain thinkers and right-brain thinkers This is an idea of two halves (pun intended): firstly that there is a difference between left brain thinking and right brain thinking, and secondly that individuals differ in the extent to which they favour either the ‘left brain’ or the ‘right brain’. According to this view, the left brain is the analytical, logical, verbal half while the right brain is the creative, emotional, visuo-spatial half; individuals who have one side more active than the other are believed show corresponding cognitive styles and personalities. True or false? As with most ideas in this series there is a certain degree of truth here. Looking at the gross anatomy of the brain one of the most striking features is that there are two very distinct…


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