A sinister topic (OT?)

Paul Andinach pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Sun Apr 22 21:54:02 EDT 2001


On Sat, 21 Apr 2001, Jenwa Hsung wrote:

> --- Paul Andinach <pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au> wrote: 

> > As it was explained to us it's more like this:
> > 
> > The left brain tends to be better at details, fine
> > control, and sequences of events.
-snip-

> > The right brain tends to be better at the big
> > picture, pattern recognition, and so on.
>
> if someone is left handed, is it this description of
> the hemispheres still true?  or do they flip, so that
> the right brain is better at details and linear
> thought, and the left brain is better at the big
> picture?

No to both questions.

IIRC, what happens in some cases is that the brain is more
generalised, so that neither hemisphere has a particular tendency.

People with this type of brain are less likely to be right-handed, and
thus more likely (but not certain) to be right-handed.


Paul
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