Are You Left-Brained or Right-Brained?

Which side of your brain do you tend to think with?

The Human Brain!

The Human Brain!

Although no one is completely left-brained or right-brained, you probably favour one side over the other. Schools have traditionally favoured left-brained students but it is thought, with online learning becoming more and more popular, that is changing.

Take a look at some of the general differences between the left and the right brain hemispheres.

Left/Right Brain Characteristics.

Left/Right Brain Characteristics.

In most online learning environments a right-brained learner may have a distinct advantage over a left-brained learner. Left brained-learners like structure and schedules that are normally not commonplace in the online learning environment. Right-brained learners, on the other hand, love the flexibility that online learning presents. They love colour, images and the ability to learn English in their own time.

You may be able to spot if your teacher is more left-brained or right-brained. Take a look at the following.

Left-Brained / Right-Brained Teachers

Left-Brained / Right-Brained Teachers.

So are you more of a lefty or a righty? Have a look at the video below. It shows a dancer turning around on the spot. If you see her spinning in a clockwise direction then it is said you are using more of the right side of your brain. If you see her spinning anti-clockwise then you are supposed to be using more of the left side (please note that this is not a scientific way to determine if you are left/right brain dominant. It does, however, raise some interesting questions about vision).

Look carefully and focus. Can you change the direction in which she is turning?


6 thoughts on “Are You Left-Brained or Right-Brained?

  1. Interesting. I was looking at the woman and she just changed direction! I think I am more right brained but I like left brained teachers.

  2. Very interesting…When I read and go back to the picture it changes direction. Then if I look away around the room and go back to the picture it goes the other way. It’s clear we use different kinds of processing (as you say) for different kinds of thinking tasks. Very interesting, not the direction of the dancer but how quickly we can change from one direction to the other.

  3. Pingback: Are You Left-Brained or Right-Brained? — Mr TESOL | AIYSHAH'S ENGLISH PAGE

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