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Left brain vs Right Brain is a myth

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Postby V0RT3X; Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:56 am Left brain vs Right Brain is a myth

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" It's the foundation of myriad personality assessment tests, self-motivation books and team-building exercises – and it's all bunk.

Popular culture would have you believe that logical, methodical and analytical people are left-brain dominant, while the creative and artistic types are right-brain dominant. Trouble is, science never really supported this notion.

Now, scientists at the University of Utah have debunked the myth with an analysis of more than 1,000 brains. They found no evidence that people preferentially use their left or right brain. All of the study participants — and no doubt the scientists — were using their entire brain equally, throughout the course of the experiment.

A paper describing this study appeared in August in the journal PLOS ONE. [10 Things You Didn't Know About the Brain]

The preference to use one brain region more than others for certain functions, which scientists call lateralization, is indeed real, said lead author Dr. Jeff Anderson, director of the fMRI Neurosurgical Mapping Service at the University of Utah. For example, speech emanates from the left side of the brain for most right-handed people. This does not imply, though, that great writers or speakers use their left side of the brain more than the right, or that one side is richer in neurons.

There is a misconception that everything to do with being analytical is confined to one side of the brain, and everything to do with being creative is confined to the opposite side, Anderson said. In fact, it is the connections among all brain regions that enable humans to engage in both creativity and analytical thinking.

"It is not the case that the left hemisphere is associated with logic or reasoning more than the right," Anderson told LiveScience. "Also, creativity is no more processed in the right hemisphere than the left."

Anderson's team examined brain scans of participants ages 7 to 29 while they were resting. They looked at activity in 7,000 brain regions, and examined neural connections within and between these regions. Although they saw pockets of heavy neural traffic in certain key regions, on average, both sides of the brain were essentially equal in their neural networks and connectivity.

"We just don't see patterns where the whole left-brain network is more connected, or the whole right-brain network is more connected in some people," said Jared Nielsen, a graduate student and first author on the new study.

The myth of people being either "left-brained" or "right-brained" might have arisen from the Nobel Prize-winning research of Roger Sperry, which was done in the 1960s. Sperry studied patients with epilepsy, who were treated with a surgical procedure that cut the brain along a structure called the corpus callosum. Because the corpus callosum connects the two hemispheres of the brain, the left and right sides of these patients' brains could no longer communicate.

Sperry and other researchers, through a series of clever studies, determined which parts, or sides, of the brain were involved in language, math, drawing and other functions in these patients. But then popular-level psychology enthusiasts ran with this idea, creating the notion that personalities and other human attributes are determined by having one side of the brain dominate the other.

The neuroscience community never bought into this notion, Anderson said, and now we have evidence from more than 1,000 brain scans showing absolutely no signs of left or right dominance.

Anderson said he wasn't out to do some myth busting. His team's goal is to better understand brain lateralization to treat conditions such as Down syndrome, autism or schizophrenia, where the left and right hemispheres have atypical roles.

So, should you trash your app that tries to determine if you are a left-brain or right-brain thinker? Both sides of your brain, as well as neuroscientists, say yes.

Christopher Wanjek is the author of a new novel, "Hey, Einstein!", a comical nature-versus-nurture tale about raising clones of Albert Einstein in less-than-ideal settings. His column, Bad Medicine, appears regularly on LiveScience."

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Postby hibidy; Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:17 pm Re: Left brain vs Right Brain is a myth

Makes a lot more sense. We'll see though about the other side of the coin as I'm certain they will have something to say.

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Postby Robmobius; Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:28 pm Re: Left brain vs Right Brain is a myth

Brian Dunning beat ya' to it. ;)

http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4418
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Postby hibidy; Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:58 pm Re: Left brain vs Right Brain is a myth

I remember watching a video of his a while back. Though he made some really good points, he's also off the mark on some stuff. Then again, who isn't?
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Postby Robmobius; Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:49 pm Re: Left brain vs Right Brain is a myth

hibidy wrote:I remember watching a video of his a while back. Though he made some really good points, he's also off the mark on some stuff. Then again, who isn't?


His podcasts are quite indepth. He fits a lot into those 12 minutes! :) One good thing about him tho', is that he will correct himself when he gets something wrong.

It's funny tho', some people still believe that we only use 5% or our brains. That's a total urban myth. :D

Facilitating subject tho'... But there's a lot we still don't know about the brain.
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Postby spaceman; Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:50 pm Re: Left brain vs Right Brain is a myth

Of course it's a myth.
Most people don't use any brain at all.
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Postby standalone; Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:02 am Re: Left brain vs Right Brain is a myth

V0RT3X wrote:Now, scientists at the University of Utah have debunked the myth with an analysis of more than 1,000 brains.


Yeah, right. They studied the brain of 1,000 mormons ...
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Postby Doug1978; Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:47 am Re: Left brain vs Right Brain is a myth

standalone wrote:
V0RT3X wrote:Now, scientists at the University of Utah have debunked the myth with an analysis of more than 1,000 brains.


Yeah, right. They studied the brain of 1,000 mormons ...


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Postby Robmobius; Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:56 am Re: Left brain vs Right Brain is a myth

spaceman wrote:Of course it's a myth.
Most people don't use any brain at all.


Fair point! :D
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Postby hibidy; Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:06 pm Re: Left brain vs Right Brain is a myth

spaceman wrote:Of course it's a myth.
Most people don't use any brain at all.


haha!
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Postby hibidy; Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:08 pm Re: Left brain vs Right Brain is a myth

Doug1978 wrote:
standalone wrote:
V0RT3X wrote:Now, scientists at the University of Utah have debunked the myth with an analysis of more than 1,000 brains.


Yeah, right. They studied the brain of 1,000 mormons ...


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Hmmmmmm, that reminds me of this:

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Postby Jace-BeOS; Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:55 am Re: Left brain vs Right Brain is a myth

Thanks for sharing this!!
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Postby mcnoone; Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:03 am Re: Left brain vs Right Brain is a myth

People don't have left wings or right wings either, as they often claim to.
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Postby Zombie Queen; Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:12 am Re: Left brain vs Right Brain is a myth

Right, I can't even remember where have I Left my brain...
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Postby xoxos; Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:49 pm Re: Left brain vs Right Brain is a myth

wait - "science" said schism was implicit and it's not true?

what next? two party political systems are actually integrated collusions? dawn and ivory and palmolive and even fairy liquid are all manufactured by p&g? all the kvr forum members don't care what you buy as long as you're buying something because that's what really counts?

why don't you all be good and let science tell you who you are and remember that xoxos threatened hovmod's children? stay gluten free, kids.
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