This new research published in PLOSOne debunks (again) a very, very popular neuromyth: left- and right brain thinking. You probably will have heard something like this: Logical, detail-oriented and analytical? That’s left-brained behavior. Creative, thoughtful and subjective? Your brain’s right side functions stronger. Well, we already new it was bogus and made some jokes about it but this new research still is important.
So, what’s the news?
From the press release:
Following a two-year study, University of Utah researchers have debunked that myth through identifying specific networks in the left and right brain that process lateralized functions. Lateralization of brain function means that there are certain mental processes that are mainly specialized to one of the brain’s left or right hemispheres. During the course of the study, researchers analyzed resting brain scans of 1,011 people between the ages of seven and 29. In each person, they studied functional lateralization of…
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