A sinister topic (OT?)
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.
> > 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
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.
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."
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