Is Your Right or Left Brain in Charge?
You’ve heard the expressions “right brain” and left brain,” but do you know what these terms refer to? And what about “whole brain thinking?”
Your brain’s cortex, your “grey matter,” is the source of your analytical thinking ability. Your cortex is naturally divided into two sides that are connected by a very complex mass of nerve fibers called the corpus collosum.
For most people the left side of the cortex (your “left brain”) deals with logical thinking — anything connected to words, numbers, reasoning, and analysis. It also tends to operate in the Gamma and Beta brainwave frequencies.
The right side of the cortex, (your “right brain”) on the other hand, focuses on imagination, images, color, day-dreaming, visualization, and pattern recognition. It tends to generate the Alpha brainwaves that are so highly developed in meditators and artistic types
There’s a common assumption that each used either our right-brain or our left-brain. So if that’s valid, then someone like Einstein would have used his left-brain, while someone like the great creative master photographer Ansel Adams would have focused on his right-brain.
Does this assumption hold up? Actually Albert Einstein and Ansel Adams’ personal notebooks reveal otherwise. Einstein credited his greatest scientific insights not to left-brain logic, but rather to his right-brain highly creative daydreaming. And Ansel Adams credited his greatest art photographs not to his right-brain artistic eye, but to his left-brain detailed analytical note taking.
Our most powerful mental activities actually use both sides of your cortex simultaneously — whole brain thinking. If you say you are primarily creative or intuitive (right-brain dominated), or analytical and logical (left-brain dominant), you’re just describing your most highly developed mental skill — and the side of the cortex that is you’ve most highly developed.
But with the proper training, the other side of your cortex can also flourish and develop. This has the potential to literally DOUBLE your mind power, and increase your ability to do the whole brain thinking like Albert Einstein and Andel Adams..
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