I'm right handed, AND right brained? ?
Well, something that's a little unusual to me is the fact that I am right-handed, but, I'm VERY sure I think pre-dominantly with the right hemisphere of my brain. I have always been terrible in math (I even failed Algebra 1, but, that might have been due to laziness. xD), and extremely good in English, creative writing, and things of that nature. I've heard that most right handed people are left-brained, and are more "logical" than left handed people. I even talked to one of my friends, who was left-handed, and displayed the "usual" right brained traits, and, we had the same interests in certain subjects (English), and both had a dislike for Mathematics, in which, we both were terrible (But, that may be due to laziness..lol). I think I might have an idea on what caused this since both of my parents are right-handed, but, are also quite terrible in Mathematics, and have a preference for English. Somewhat suprisingly, my little sister (Who was born eight years after me), is left-handed, and expresses the "normal" right brained traits. Then, my baby sister seems to be left-handed also. What am I? Some sort of anomaly, or something? What if I started trying to write with my left hand? Would it "change"?
Are you right brained or left brained?
Left Brain 42% Right Brain 58% Your Left Brain Percentages 22% Linear (Your most dominant characteristic) 20% Verbal 18% Sequential 17% Symbolic 17% Logical 14% Reality-based (Your least dominant characteristic) Your Right Brain Percentages 48% Intuitive (Your most dominant characteristic) 28% Random 28% Concrete 18% Holistic 16% Fantasy-oriented 7% Nonverbal (Your least dominant characteristic) Haha i don't live in reality. Cool question. I write righty, but i switch hit, i can bat lefty or righty equally. Edit: You are more right-brained than left-brained. The right side of your brain controls the left side of your body. In addition to being known as right-brained, you are also known as a creative thinker who uses feeling and intuition to gather information. You retain this information through the use of images and patterns. You are able to visualize the "whole" picture first, and then work backwards to put the pieces together to create the "whole" picture. Your thought process can appear quite illogical and meandering. The problem-solving techniques that you use involve free association, which is often very innovative and creative. The routes taken to arrive at your conclusions are completely opposite to what a left-brained person would be accustomed. You probably find it easy to express yourself using art, dance, or music. Some occupations usually held by a right-brained person are forest ranger, athlete, beautician, actor/actress, craftsman, and artist. That makes sense, i'm a mechanic and i invent stuff, i might give park ranger a shot, that sounds like a fun job.
What is the best music to stimulate the brain?
Analog. Seriously. The human body was designed to hear in analog. Digital formats can contribute to anxiety and make the listening experience too challenging. Like listening to math. Unless you like to be aggravated. Ear buds have created a deaf generation already. Take my advice, as an early adapter of “no headphones.”The theory that classical music should be played for toddlers has also been debunked. The best genres will speak to you. Seek out many. Pandora is nice, but you need to get out more.Music you make yourself is the most stimulating. Don’t play? Sing. Hum. Pound on the table with a pencil. It’s just like getting good exercise. Stay healthy.
How do I make my right side of the brain more active?
Pratice.If you want to be more creative and imaginative you need to practice. Just like you need to practice to become good at math and chemistry.Make up stories and ideas at least 5 times a day. No matter how long or crazy they are. Be inspired by pictures, clouds, plants or whatever you experience or find joy in.Remember to wonder and ponder. Look around you and ask why, how and what.Use your hands. Write, draw, paint, do claywork, sew, knit or domething else. But use your own two hands so you can see how something appears because of you.Read books, go to museums, listen to music. Learn to enjoy others creativity.Share your ideas and creativity with others.Throw stuff, ideas and habits away. To make new stuff you need space. Make that space.
Do you listen to music while studying or working?
i learned in psychology that when you listen to music while studying your brain cues certain parts of your studying to the music.. for example if i was studying for a science test about rocks everytime i see that rock my brain cues to the music but without the music there as a cue it takes alot longer to get the info from the brain. my professor said that she would allow us to bring in the music w/ us when we took the test as long as she previewed it first... but it does effect you greatly..and no the type of music doesnt matter but the funny part is is its not just music, its the television or background noise also thats why they always tell you to find a nice quiet place to study!!! well i hope i helped
What are some activities that engage the right brain?
A perfect question for me. I worked on information visualization for several years in the 90s into the 21st century, and I learned a lot about how the hemispheres work together.For a practical answer, I direct you to Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Dr. Betty Edwards. From her earliest time promoting her drawing process, she has nailed the answer.Read the book, at least the first few chapters. Short answer: the right hemisphere is always engaged, and it doesn’t get tired. However, the left hemisphere often (usually?) interferes with its ability to express. So the key exercise is one that asks the reader/student to copy a drawing twice. First copy it right-side-up, and the typical experience is that the copy is horrible, if recognizable. The copy it upside-down, and the typical experience is that the copy is much better, if not perfect.What the exercise does is bore the left hemisphere. The left hemisphere likes to “take over” exercises like this, but it isn’t very good at them because its symbolic view of the world interferes with the more realistic view of the right hemisphere. By turning the picture upside-down, the left hemisphere is less activated and usually loses interest. When the left hemisphere runs off somewhere else, the right hemisphere is able to make the copy much better.(My experience with the class on this exercise was much more interesting, but that’s a story for another day.)Every activity that involves the careful expression of time is directed primarily by the right hemisphere. Most sports activities, most musical activities, most dance activities, etc., are directed by the right hemisphere. Over-learned mathematics is performed by the right hemisphere. Many video games engage the right hemisphere. Just about any unconscious activity primarily engages the right hemisphere.Notice that the real issue is not engaging the right hemisphere; it is engaged all the time. The real answer to your question probably involves reliably letting go of the left hemisphere to allow the right hemisphere to act and be experienced.Dr. Edwards’ book is one way of learning how to do that. Meditation is another. In meditation we learn to trust our body and our mind, so interference is less likely, and new levels of expression become available.
How do I know if I'm left brained or right brained?
As so often happens, the other Answers are both right … and wrong.The brain does have some functions that are strongly lateralized.In almost every human being, it is the left primary motor cortex of the brain that controls the right arm (and vice-versa). Same for tactile sensation. Strong lateralization also holds for other sensory modalities.Almost as lateralized, in the vast majority of people (especially right-handed ones), language expression and understanding is located on the left side of the brain.On the other hand, there are other functions that are far less (or less consistently) lateralized. In fact, the most complex functions - those that require high levels of integration - may not even have a single “center in the brain” anywhere.Art, music and programming belong in this last category, along with just about every other highly intellectual enterprise.Of course, this has not stopped people from trying to understand everything as a “lateralized” function. People (like you and Al Klein) love the simplicity of “left brained or right brained.” Heck, it has even led to some best-selling books about Mars and Venus and the brain.But the scientific consensus is now converging on a far less lateralized understanding of the brain.
Why is the left ear better for hearing music and the right ear better for speech?
Well in my experience, it is more about the ears than the brain. I assess clients for learning and communication issues and I find that it is quite common for one ear to be more attuned to the key frequencies used for speech.By this I mean that the sensitivity of your right ear is neither too loud or soft for those frequencies important for speech. And, as importantly, the thresholds in that ear are less sensitive for the lower frequencies rich in background noises.In relation to music, there are different frequencies involved, depending on what type of music you prefer. for instance, if you were referring to the cello which is much lower in pitch than speech - your left ear might be better at collecting those frequencies which would also reduce your capacity to listen to speech in that ear. This is because background noises tend to be lower in pitch than speech.If your right ear is better for speech, then you are advantaged for listening and learning because right ear signal reach the brain slightly ahead of the left ear.As to the two hemispheres of the brain - they work together. This is not as simple as the proposition that left is for language and the right is for music. The research that I have seen suggests that music and language are processed in a similar way by the brain. And this is why music can be used to build language proficiency.For more on the functions of the left and right brain hemispheres, I commend the scholarly book “The Master and His Emissary” by Iain McGilchrist. He provided a summary of his work in TED talk.What each ear collects is sent to both sides of the brain about 70% to the opposite side and ~30% to the same side.We fix learning disabilities in children and adults - L4LFootnotes Iain McGilchrist : 9780300188370
Right brain/Left brain Spinning Dancer?
It's possible to see it spinning both clockwise and anti-clockwise. At first I had trouble seeing it go anti-clockwise. It kept going clockwise no matter what I do, blink, close one eye, close both eyes.. Haha.. I actually did a search on the net (very left-brained though I'm supposed to be right-brained according to the article) and found out that it was an optical illusion so it has to be possible to see it spinning in both directions. After reading all the comments by the people on how they managed to change the direction of the spin, I finally was able to do it. The trick is to concentrate on the heel of the straight leg when the dancer is facing back. If you see it spinning clockwise initially, you'll see the toes going behind the heel, spin clockwise, then go in front. To make it go in the opposite spin, focus on seeing that the toes go in front of the heel instead. Anyway, this is the best optical illusion I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing!
What are the best music instruments for brain development?
Anything with harmony would be best, to get the left and right brain hemispheres communicating. So piano, keyboard, organ all challenge the brain through the hands, which have almost 50% of the nerve endings in your body. Playing keyboard requires you to play harmony, rhythm, melody all at once, a kind of advanced project management on the fly. We were stunned to see some dramatic cognitive advances in even special needs children like Jed (Jed's Moving Story How Music Is Growing His Brain ) and others. Since then we have received dozens of testimonials from other special needs families about how music has opened their children’s minds. Here is a summary of dozens of articles on the impact of music on the brain. (http://bit.ly/MusicBrainOverview ) These results and more have us very interested in further exploring our project and its potential impact on the brain. It is proven to accelerate learning music dramatically, we would like to see if it can accelerate cognitive development as well. (Musical Cognitive Therapy ) For more info on the product side, especially other testimonials, go to Piano Wizard Testimonials or do a search online for Piano Wizard testimonials, or reviews, or videos. Good luck!