Right Brain and Left Brain learning|functions|dominance- Brain Facts

by Little Gems on September 21, 2009

Right Brain Left Brain

Test Your Brain Dominance
What do you see when you glance the above picture ?
1) I see two old people facing each other
2) I see two people with hat, one is playing an instrument and other is placing his hand on the hat.

What you see depends on how your brain functions
If you experience the option number 1 then it means you are a right brain dominant and if you experience the option number 2 then you are left side dominant. If you experience both option 1 and 2 then your brain dominance is balanced. Both the right brain hemisphere and the left brain hemisphere is balanced.

Have you ever thought why some people can paint beautifully, but have difficulty adding two and two? Or why some people can understand the intricacies of calculus effortlessly, but struggle to write a one-page essay?   It’s all about which side of your brain dominates -  the left or the right.An entry to the secret genius code is available through our infant education

To know more on brain dominance and brain functions read the following:

Functions of the left brain and right brain:
The brain is divided into the left and the right hemisphere.The right hemisphere controls the left side of the body and the left hemisphere operates the right side of the body. The right brain is the more imaginative or emotive hemisphere and the left brain is the analytical and judgmental hemisphere.Anything that is new or not familiar to an individual is controlled by right brain . Anything that is usual is controlled by left brain .

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LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses logic uses feeling
detail oriented big picture oriented
facts rule imagination rules
words and language symbols and images
present and past present and future
math and science philosophy & religion
can comprehend can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
knowing believes
acknowledges appreciates
order/pattern perception spatial perception
knows object name knows object function
reality based fantasy based
forms strategies presents possibilities
practical impetuous
safe risk taking

Along with right and left brain there are different parts of the brain. The frontal lobe controls your personality, the temporal lobe deals with short and long term memory, the parietal lobe is the lobe of the hand, and the occipital lobe, the very back part of the head, masters vision.

Interest in brain research has peaked in the last two decade. Exciting discoveries in neuroscience led to new theories about brain development. In particular, public interest focused on relating findings from neuroscience to educational contexts with an emphasis on the effects of early experiences on the development of young children’s brain.

The Thinking Brain
The human brain is a complex and intricate structure that is composed of different regions. It is now believed that the different regions perform specific functions. For example, the cortex, the uppermost anatomical structure in the brain, sometimes called the “thinking brain” is connected with ‘higher level’ functions, such as the ability to make decisions and judgment, plan and organize, reason, process emotions, make sense of experience, and reflect on one’s own learning.

The Emotional Brain
The limbic system, the “emotional brain” situated beneath the cortex, is linked with emotional responding and aspects of attention and memory. The lower part of the brain consists of the brainstem and cerebellum which control automatic functions, such as heart rate,breathing, coordination and balance. All brain areas are connected to each other through a complicated inter-communication system of brain cells, called neurons.

Brain Plasticity
Perhaps the most exiting finding of brain research is the notion of brain plasticity. The idea that brain structure, in particular the connections between neurons in the cortex, are constantly modified and that the brain changes physiologically and psychologically throughout our lives; our brains continually rewire themselves in response to passing experience. This finding gives increased value to the environment within which the brain interacts. It may also hint that IQ is not fixed at birth. Furthermore, this fact suggests that no two human brains are exactly alike and that brain diversity is infinite. Finally, it supports the idea that education is a life-long project!

Brain Development - Neurons

Neurons send messages to neighboring neurons in the form of electrical pulses across a synapse (a small gap separating neurons). A neuron is built up of the cell body, the dendrites, and the axons. Dendrites bring information to the cell body and axons take information away from the cell body. These connections, or ‘wiring’ in the brain is what gives the brain its unique structure and what allows the brain to operate in a coordinated way.

Why brain stimulation is necessary ? What are stimulated and non stimulated brain cells ? Why learning is necessary at the early age ?
While we are born with a complete set of neurons and some genetically ‘wired’ connections, many connections between neurons are determined by a learning process; learning organizes and reorganizes the brain. Hence, brain development is related to the ongoing process of connecting neurons. The number of neurons seems to be less crucial than the strength of the connections between neurons. Learning and memory are believed to result from long-term changes in synaptic strength.

Stimulated and unstimulated brain cells

The above picture shows the difference between the stimulated and unstimulated brain cells. When the cells are stimulated the cells will fire together and wire together, the more the connections the better brain power.

Unfortunately, the school education system with its emphasis on exam syllabi is more tuned to encouraging left-brain activity, often to the detriment of right brain creativity. School examinations are designed to test left-brain activity and encourage conformity in thought. There is a possibility that if right brain skills are not exercised, they may not develop sufficiently.When it comes to academics, left brain dominated children do well at school, as they are more likely to respond to formal learning. They exhibit greater responsibility, are quite content to study by themselves and have greater concentration. Right brain dominated children, on the other hand, are less likely to perform well academically. They prefer to study with company, cannot sit still for very long and are more responsive in informal settings. But when you provide a our infant education they are trained to balance both the left and the right brain skills resulting in awesome results in right brain and left brain skills.

In the period of age between 0 and 5 years, baby’s brain develops fast which is signed by the fast development of branch nerves ‘dendrite’ in the brain. Therefore, this is time for parents to optimize the stimulation process for baby’s motor system (regulate body to make a movement), sensory system (regulate body to feel a sensation), and also it is time to teach baby knowledge as early as possible. Stimulate baby’s brain will come many benefits for your beloved one through infant education.

Hope you like this post, are your left or right or balanced? . Make your child a genius by providing our infant education for better future.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jayanthi June 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Amazing article…

Mayon January 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Superb article. Expecting more brain related factual articales from you :).

sasi September 1, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Very nice article!

Herb October 30, 2012 at 4:53 am

I was just moving through the article very quickly but i stop and went back to the top and started reading, was very interesting to me. I’m trying to put together a presentation on brain development for infant to 5 yrs. old Just reading and brain storming.

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