Right or Left brained?!?

11701286_10206611167495708_635691978_oNot long ago I did a brain dominance test and it was a no surprise to me that I’m more right brained.
These are some differences :

The Right Brain

* Sees, thinks and processes information in whole, concrete images, therefore, it does not use a step-by-step method to reach a conclusion.

* Has difficulty understanding the parts of whole images without the whole object present. For example if a teacher is using an orange cut up into pieces to demonstrate fractions there should also be a whole orange in view of the student to keep the “whole” picture in their minds.

* Has difficulty thinking in sequences and has to be trained in sequencing skills, using concrete materials and visual aids. Examples of aids are: blocks with letters or numbers, flashcards, multiplication tables, coins for understanding money, clock faces with removable numbers, etc.

* The right brain is reality-based because it thinks in whole, concrete images; that is, it thinks in whole pictures and does not think in the abstract or parts. Therefore, it cannot work easily with abstract symbols like words and numbers.

* Thinks multi-dimensionally, or comprehending a subject on many different analytical levels. Therefore a right-brained person will not fully understand a concept until all aspects of the subject are put together to form the whole image or conclusion.

* Has difficulty focusing on and organizing a large body of information such as a school project with written material, drawings, photos, references, etc. This is because a right-brained person is always using a multi-dimensional thinking process and can get confused where to start on a project and how to put it together in a logical, step-by-step format.

* Thinks emotionally, intuitively, creatively, globally and analytically

* May have difficulty with the verbal or language arts skills of hand printing, phonics, spelling, reading, writing sentences and paragraphs

* May also have difficulty understanding and working with mathematical concepts of time, measurements, size and weights, money, fractions, number facts, word problems, algebra and geometry

* May not be able to follow oral and written instructions without a visual demonstration. Needs all three senses involved: listening, seeing and touching.

* Reacts best to visual images, oral discussions and handling objects

* May excel in music, art, drawing, athletics and coordinated physical movement.

* May be naturally mechanically-minded always taking things apart, repairing or improving them without instruction or even coming up with new inventions.

* Remembers faces, places and events very well but not the names.

* May have a photographic memory for images, reading selections, oral discussions, places visited and musical works.

The Left Brain

* Thinks in abstract letters, numbers, written words and formulas

* Excels in mathematics, reading, spelling, writing, sequencing and the use of verbal and written language

* Is strongly verbal and reacts best to verbal input

* Responds well to phonics when learning to spell and read

* Handles sequencing of numbers, letters, words, sentences and ideas easily

* Does not need to visualize in whole, concrete images to understand ideas, both concrete and abstract

* Sees the parts within the whole first, then arrives at the whole concept of a given idea.

And how about you? Which part of the brain do you think you use the most?

Source – dyslexiavictoriaonline , Brain Dominance Test


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