Check out the video of research on a man with two brains! Watch what two brains can teach you to use yours more effectively.
What happens on your left brain is not the same as activity on your right brain.
Harvard trained brain scientist, Jill Bolte Taylor taught how brains function on both sides as she suffered a massive stroke that shut down her brain’s left side.
The idea is to engage both sides of the brain, to increase innovation. New research shows how the brain’s plasticity rewires itself on both sides. One girl without the right side of her brain, for instance recovered near perfect vision. In spite of the fact that right brains map the left field of vision.
Sadly, secondary schools, universities and business workplaces tend to favor left brain tasks only, and downplay operations on the right side. Those who capitalize on brainpower tend to process more facts for innovation. Information processing in successful businesses is transforming our use of both sides of the brain. How so?
The left brain is logical, sequential, objective, rational, detail oriented, analytical and fact oriented. It includes visual perception, language, attention, memory, focus, and speed for completing tasks. The left brain is used more for math and science, where you memorize names, and learn dates or formulas. It’s reality based, safer, and easier to assess. It cannot help you to create new approaches or problem solve your way past financial challenges though. Those mind-bending functions lie within your right brain.
The right brain is innovative, whole picture oriented, subjective, holistic, intuitive, synthesizing, and emotionally alert. It includes general well-being, stress management, problem solving, spatial reasoning, integration of ideas, multiple intelligence use, and ability to collaborate, and to be thankful. Imagination rules in the right brain, as do beliefs, using symbols or icons, and taking risks for renewed possibilities.
Your right and left brain together draw on your multiple intelligences, and these are ratcheted up a notch each time used. Can you see why the notion of fixed IQ is myth?
To use and develop both sides of your brain is to maintain neuron pathways to healthy intelligence. Have you seen it happen?
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Created by Ellen Weber, Brain Based Tasks for Growth Mindset