News story picking up on article in Neuropsychology, about quick thinking and coordination of left-handers. All grist to the left / right brain story.
‘Tis. ‘Tisn’t. ‘Tis. ‘Tisn’t …. One reason the left / right brain myth persists is because there is of course some truth to it. The problem is the simplistication of reality leading to the wrong myth, one that’s fairly easy to “debunk” as people often do, but one reason the left / right brain myth persists … Continue reading “That Pesky Left/Right Brain “Myth””
Suspect this effect is as old as Orpheus, but interesting that the study suggest a hormonal right-brain effect different between the sexes . One for the growing collection on brain hemispheres. (Hat tip to Johan on Facebook)
So nearly but not quite in Dilbert today: It’s not speed you get in dual-hemisphere processing, but quality. Think Jill Bolte-Taylor. The two brain halves are quite different processors for a reason, the whole is more than the sum of the parts.
Iain McGilchrist’s film “The Divided Brain” was released last week. The film one half of your brain doesn’t want you to see. An hour and a quarter of anyone’s time well spent. [Full disclosure: I have written positively about McGilchrist’s work before, and contributed to crowdfunding of the film project.] “The halves of our brain … Continue reading “The Divided Brain – a Director’s Cut”
Drs Alice Roberts and Michael Mosely on BBC2 Horizon today 29th September. Just rough personal notes here, whilst watching: Vive la différence, I usually say 😉 Hmmm. Nothing is “hard” wired. Some stuff is pre-wired, genetically and in foetal development, neurally and hormonally, and a great deal is infant developed by stereotypical “encouragement”, and a lot more is … Continue reading “Male & Female Brain Differences, Again @DrAliceRoberts”
An excellent RSA (Royal Society of Arts) animation of a lecture by Iain McGilchrist. (Hat tip to David Morey on Facebook for the link.) Blogged several references to reading McGilchrist’s “The Master and his Emissary” but never wrote a complete review in one post – It so knocked me out, it led me into other … Continue reading “McGilchrist’s Divided Brain”
The Calcutta Telegraph manages to bring a litte ironic wit to this tragic fight between the christian conservative right and the active left in US. [via BBC] Talking of black humour the woman’s maiden name is Schindler – I can’t resist a smile each time I step into one of Schindler’s Lifts in hotels around … Continue reading “Bush in Brain-Dead Rush”