Brain Test .. Left, Right or Balance ??

There is a well-known myth about the hemispheres that grew from “split-brain” research in the 1960s. In a drastic treatment for epilepsy, surgeons operated a number of patients by cutting the corpus callosum, the thick bundle of nerve fibres that forms the main connection between the cerebral hemispheres.

The surgery revealed as described “two spheres of consciousness” locked in the one head, the left-hand side having speech and a rational, intellectual style, while the right was inarticulate, but blessed with special spatial abilities.

Many theories have grown up around these hemispheres such as two personalities in one head, with:

  • Left Brain: Coldly logical, verbal, dominant, etc.
  • Right Brain: Imaginative side, emotional, spatially aware, suppressed, etc.

To most neuroscientists, these notions are seen as simplistic, so there was general satisfaction when, a couple of years ago. A simple brain scanner test appeared to reveal the true story about one of neurology’s greatest puzzles.

Exactly what is the difference between the two sides of the human brain?

Clinical neurologists Gereon Fink of the University of Düsseldorf in Germany and John Marshall from the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, pursued the idea that the difference between the two hemispheres lay in their style of working:

Left Brain Function:

  • 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 Function:

  • 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

Here is result of my brain test :

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