I. Linear versus Holistic Processing
A. Left hemisphere of the brain process data in a linear way. B. Right hemisphere processes information holistically. II. Symbolic versus Concrete Processing
A. The left brain has an easy time processing and interpreting symbols: words, mathematical notations and letters B. Right brain prefers ideas that are more concrete: feel, see or touch real objects. III. Random versus Sequential Processing
A. The right-brained learner learns randomly, they do not necessarily prioritize. B. The left brain, in addition to working in a linear manner, processes information sequentially. IV. Verbal versus Nonverbal Processing
A. Learner with a dominant left brain has no trouble in verbally expressing themselves. B. Right brain learners always have the urge to create a visual back up of every aspect they come across. V. Intuitive versus Logical Processing
A. When writing a paper, the brain’s left hemisphere pays attention to subject verb agreement, punctuation and spelling. B. The right side places emphasis on meaning and coherence. VI. Fantasy oriented versus Reality –Based Processing.
A. The left brain deals with reality- that is the way things are. B. Right brain learners are at times oblivious when things are wrong. VII. Conclusion
A. Ones learning style is based off of which hemisphere in their brain is dominant. B. It is beneficial to know your learning style
Left Versus Right Brain and How it Can Impact Learning
The cerebral cortex of the brain is broken down into two hemispheres, and is involved in various rational functions (Parsons and Osherson, 2001). The two subdivided hemispheres are connected by a thick band of nerve fibers, called corpus callosum, which are responsible for sending information between the two hemispheres of the cerebral cortex (Freed, 1998). The right, as well as the left hemisphere, usually works in coordination with one another. To be more specific, the right hemisphere of the brain is where the visual aspect of ideas is emphasized. It is known to process information holistically, randomly, and intuitively. The left hemisphere, on the other hand, is more sequential and logical, and it mainly affects language and other aspects related to communicating (Freed, 1998). A number of people have a dominant hemisphere, and when learning proves to be technical, the preferred side of the brain (dominant part) takes up the challenge. The left and the right hemispheres in the brain take part in the processing of information in various ways. Human beings tend to process information on the basis of the brain hemisphere that is dominant in them. It should be taken into consideration that the learning process is enhanced through a balanced working of the two hemispheres. There are specific information processing techniques that are characteristically utilized by either the left or right side of the brain (Sprigner & Deustch, 2001). The left side of the brain process data linearly, from part to whole. Pieces of information are received then arranged in a logical manner. From this logical arrangement of data, the brain draws its conclusion. In contrast, the right hemisphere processes information holistically. This means that it starts with the bigger picture, as opposed to the details. It works on the whole picture and then divides this whole into logical parts (Sprigner & Deustch, 2001). For example, a person whose dominant side is the right hemisphere of the brain, must survey a chapter to get the background information before attending a lecture. This facilitates their learning and comprehension. (Williams, 1986). The left hemisphere has an easy-time processing and interpreting symbols. When studying academics there is a significant involvement of symbols such as: words, mathematical notations and letters (Ornstein, 1998). For this...