THE BRAIN / INDEPENDENT SIDES AND FUNCTIONS
To give you a better idea of the differences between the 2 sides
of the Brain, here is a list borrowed from Robert E. Ornstein.
I thought that this text would assist those who were interested.
THE LEFT SIDE THE RIGHT SIDE
Connected to the right side Connected to the left side
of the body, and the right of the body, and the left
side of each eye’s vision. side of each eye’s vision.
Deals with imputs one Demands ready integration
at a time. of many inputs at once.
Processes information in a Processes information more
lineal and sequential mode diffusely. Has a nonlineal
of operation. and simultaneous mode of
Deals with time. Responsible Deals with space. Respon-
for the faculty of verbal sible for gestures, facial
expression, or language. and body movements (or)
“Body Language”.. tone of
Responsible for verbal and Responsible for spatial and
mathematical functions. relational functions;aware-
ness of our bodies; for
sports and dancing; our
orientation in space;
recognition of faces; art-
istic endeavor; musical
ability and recognition of
Specializes in memory and Specializes in memory and
recognition of words or recognition of objects, or
numbers. persons, places, and music
Normally tends to specialize Normally specializes in in-
in logic and analytical rea- tuition and holistic perc-
soning or thinking. eption or thinking.
The seat of reason. The seat of passion and of
The crucial side of the brain The crucial side of the
for wordsmiths, mathematicians brain for artists, crafts-
and scientists. people, musicians.
NOTE: It is the right side of the brain, that tends to be
neglected, beginning as children whe we were encouraged
to focus on the three R’s, later as teen-agers when we
were admonished to stop daydreaming, still later as
young adults when everything that seemed important to
us required developing our left-brain talents.
But while we strengthened and nurtured our intellects,
we weakened and all but forgot about the intuitive and
spontaneous side of ourselves. Although it continued to
function, we became insensitive to it.
Fortunately, some people never lost touch with this part
of themselves; among them are those who give us the art
and poetry that embellish our lives.
I trust you can use this information in your quest to see the
potential of the power of the human brain. It has answered
many questions that I’ve had in various areas, and now it makes