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Are You Right-Brained or Left-Brained?. Your learning style is influenced by whether you are right-brained or left-brained. Background. What does “hemisphere” mean? Half of a sphere

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Are you right brained or left brained
Are You Right-Brained or Left-Brained?

Your learning style is influenced by whether you are right-brained or left-brained.


Background
Background

What does “hemisphere” mean?

  • Half of a sphere

    Does this mean that we only use half of our brains? No! Researchers often criticize popular psychology for this, because the popular lateralizations often are distributed across both hemispheres, although mental processing is divided between them.


1 which is more true of you
1. Which is more true of you?

  • I am tense about getting things right.

    B. I am relaxed and let things happen.



3 which ways of learning do you like best
3. Which ways of learning do you like best?

  • Workshops and field trips

    B. Books and lectures



5 when you buy something do you make sure you have received the correct change
5. When you buy something, do you make sure you have received the correct change?

  • Yes, I count.

    B. No.


6 how do you figure things out
6. How do you figure things out? received the correct change?

  • The answer comes to me all at once, like a light going on.

    B. A piece at a time, then I put it all together.


7 which would you rather do
7. Which would you rather do? received the correct change?

  • Read

    B. Watch TV


8 how are you at putting your feelings into words
8. How are you at putting your feelings into words? received the correct change?

  • Very good

    B. It is hard for me


9 if you practice an instrument or a sport how do you do it
9. If you practice an instrument or a sport, how do you do it?

  • When I feel like it and have the time.

    B. The same time each day, for a certain amount of time.


Are you right brained or left brained
10. You are riding your bike to a friend’s house. You have never been there before. Which method do you use to find your way?

  • I ask for directions, then I look at a map.

    B. I ask for directions, then write down street names and landmarks.


11 which of these types of fabrics do you prefer
11. Which of these types of fabrics do you prefer? have never been there before. Which method do you use to find your way?

  • Fabrics without much texture (cotton and denim)

    B. Fabrics with lots of texture (corduroy, suede, velvet)


12 are you good at remembering faces
12. Are you good at remembering faces? have never been there before. Which method do you use to find your way?

  • Yes

    B. No


13 are you good at remembering names
13. Are you good at remembering names? have never been there before. Which method do you use to find your way?

  • Yes

    B. No


Are you right brained or left brained
14. How do you feel about psychic claims: that there is such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?

  • Science cannot explain everything: they are worth looking into.

    B. They are foolish and non-scientific.


It is time to score your results
It is time to score your results… such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?

Record a “L” for left or a “R” for right beside your respective selection.


1 which is more true of you1
1. Which is more true of you? such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?

  • I am tense about getting things right. (LEFT)

    B. I am relaxed and let things happen. (RIGHT)


2 which do you enjoy more about music1
2. Which do you enjoy more about music? such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?

  • The beat (LEFT)

    B. The melody (RIGHT)


3 which ways of learning do you like best1
3. Which ways of learning do you like best? such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?

  • Workshops and field trips (RIGHT)

    B. Books and lectures (LEFT)


4 which of these two subjects so you like more1
4. Which of these two subjects so you like more? such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?

  • Art (RIGHT)

    B. Math (LEFT)


5 when you buy something do you make sure you have received the correct change1
5. When you buy something, do you make sure you have received the correct change?

  • Yes, I count. (LEFT)

    B. No. (RIGHT)


6 how do you figure things out1
6. How do you figure things out? received the correct change?

  • The answer comes to me all at once, like a light going on. (RIGHT)

    B. A piece at a time, then I put it all together. (LEFT)


7 which would you rather do1
7. Which would you rather do? received the correct change?

  • Read (LEFT)

    B. Watch TV (RIGHT)


8 how are you at putting your feelings into words1
8. How are you at putting your feelings into words? received the correct change?

  • Very good (LEFT)

    B. It is hard for me (RIGHT)


9 if you practice an instrument or a sport how do you do it1
9. If you practice an instrument or a sport, how do you do it?

  • When I feel like it and have the time. (RIGHT)

    B. The same time each day, for a certain amount of time. (LEFT)


Are you right brained or left brained
10. You are riding your bike to a friend’s house. You have never been there before. Which method do you use to find your way?

  • I ask for directions, then I look at a map. (RIGHT)

    B. I ask for directions, then write down street names and landmarks. (LEFT)


11 which of these types of fabrics do you prefer1
11. Which of these types of fabrics do you prefer? have never been there before. Which method do you use to find your way?

  • Fabrics without much texture (cotton and denim) (LEFT)

    B. Fabrics with lots of texture (corduroy, suede, velvet) (RIGHT)


12 are you good at remembering faces1
12. Are you good at remembering faces? have never been there before. Which method do you use to find your way?

  • Yes (RIGHT)

    B. No (LEFT)


13 are you good at remembering names1
13. Are you good at remembering names? have never been there before. Which method do you use to find your way?

  • Yes (LEFT)

    B. No (RIGHT)


Are you right brained or left brained
14. How do you feel about psychic claims: that there is such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?

  • Science cannot explain everything: they are worth looking into. (RIGHT)

    B. They are foolish and non-scientific. (LEFT)


So are you left brained or right brained
So… such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?Are you Left-Brained or Right-Brained?

Total up your worksheet to determine your dominant side.


So what does this mean
So, what does this mean? such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?

People who are Right Brain Dominant

Are often good at...

  • Seeing the big picture

  • Cooperating in groups

  • Giving and receiving praise

  • Reading Body language

  • Going with the flow

  • Doing several things at once

  • Focusing on ideas/themes

  • Reading between the lines


Right brain dominant
Right-Brain Dominant such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?

They almost always...

  • Visualize the future

  • Think fast on their feet

  • Have good rapport with others

  • See many solutions

  • Accept many kinds of people

  • Try to avoid conflict


Right brain dominant1
Right-Brain Dominant such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?

They may be frustrated by…

  • Having to explain things step by step

  • Accepting criticism without taking it personally

  • Not knowing the meaning of or purpose in doing

    something

  • Keeping detailed records

  • Having to choose one answer

  • Re-doing anything once it is done


Right brain dominant2
Right-Brain Dominant such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?

Questions they may ask...

  • What does this have to do with me?

  • How can I make a difference?

  • How much of this is really necessary?

    They are often more…

  • Visual, intuitive, holistic, abstract, special and oriented

    toward main ideas.

    They may prefer to organize material and study with…

  • Charts, maps, time lines, graphs using colors and

    different formatting.


Left brain dominant
Left-Brain Dominant such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?

People who are Left Brain Dominant

  • Are often good at...

  • Looking at details

  • Focusing on one thing

  • Giving direct answers

  • Organization

  • Individual competition

  • Establishing routines

  • Working through ideas

  • Following schedules


Left brain dominant1
Left-Brain Dominant such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?

They almost always...

  • Do things the same way

  • Like a neat environment

  • Are self-motivated

  • Value facts over feelings

  • Ask "how do I do it?"


Left brain dominant2
Left-Brain Dominant such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?

They may be frustrated by…

  • Not knowing the purpose

  • Not understanding how a teacher grades

  • Dealing with generalities

  • Having an opinion expressed as fact

  • Having to find personal meaning in what you learn

  • Working in groups

  • Questions with no right answer


Left brain dominant3
Left-Brain Dominant such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?

Questions they may ask...

  • What facts do I need to know?

  • What should it look like?

  • When is it due?

    They are often more…

  • Verbal, logical, linear, concrete, time and detail oriented.

    They may prefer to organize material and study with…

  • Outlines, The Cornell Format for notes and linear forms

    of detailed notes.


What if i scored both sides equally
What if I scored both sides equally? such a thing as ESP (extrasensory perception), for example?

  • Balanced Brain (no clear dominance)

  • A balanced score means you are able to draw on the strengths of both the right and left hemispheres of your brain,

  • depending upon a given situation. This combination makes you a creative and flexible thinker.

  • The down side to having a more “balanced brain” is that you may sometimes feel paralyzed by indecision when the two

  • hemispheres of your brain are competing to solve a problem in their own unique ways. You may also find career

  • choices difficult due to your proficiency in several different areas.

  • As mentioned above, you will benefit from using both right and left brain tools.