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Friday, March 16, 2018

“Neuroscientist debunked the myth of the creative and logical hemispheres of the brain”

American scientist Jeffrey Anderson of the University of Utah has denied one of the most popular among Amateurs in science fact about the roles of the right and left hemispheres of the brain. According to the expert, information that the left hemisphere is responsible for logical thinking, and creative, is simply not true.

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“Undoubtedly, some people prefer purely logical reasoning, while others trust intuition and figurative thinking. However, this has no relation to how different functions of the left and right hemispheres of the brain”, — quotes the words of the Anderson Independent.

Thinking about where they could get such a myth, the scientist suggested that people tend to simplify all the thought processes, subdividing them into “logic” and “imagination”, and this could affect the perception of how the brain works. Also the sources of misconceptions, according to research, can be once existed stereotypes regarding left-handers. If in the past they (like many other people, in whatever it is not like most) was suspected of contact with the dark forces, in the future this could degenerate into more “harmless” misconception that left-handers and right-handers think differently.

It should be noted that between the right and left hemispheres of the human brain indeed, there are many differences. For research in this area neuropsychologist Roger Sperry 1981 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine. However, the opening of the scientist is not concerned the division of the brain into “logical” and “creative” hemisphere — Anderson believes that the Nobel peace prize has reignited interest in this topic, but non-fiction has not managed to convey to a wide audience the true essence of the discoveries.


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