The Left and Right Hemispheres : How It Impacts Learning
The Left and Right Hemispheres: How It Impacts Learning
Left and right hemispheres of the brain have many different skills and ways of learning. The hemispheres require the two different sides if the brain Howard (2006). In this paper we will be addressing the issues of both sides of the brain. Many skills that can be gained by the right hemisphere of the brain. One other thing we will look at is what the left hemisphere skills abilities . What benefits that both sides of the brain use. How each side of the brain has difficulties? Scientists still think learning about a person using the left and right hemispheres of the Brain is needed. While looking at the other side as to why some scientists disagree with this and think that it is not important. So let us take a look at understanding the right hemisphere and left hemisphere and how it impacts learning.
The left side of the brain has many learning abilities as well as many behaviors. Some of the behaviors for using the left hemisphere: Methodical, expressive, grounded, and assertive. Being methodical means to communicate thoughts well. Expressive just means to communicate thoughts with expressive behaviors. Grounded means to act with integrity and stability. Assertive just means to tell it upfront Decosterd (2012). The left hemisphere has learning abilities linear, sequential, symbolic, logical, Verbal, and reality-based Hopper (2003). The left hemisphere is also used for positive thoughts and cheerfulness Howard (2006). The pro of learning from the left side of the brain is to be able to speak well, understanding language, spelling, and algebra Hopper (2003). Left hemisphere people tend to be a bit abrasive. The left hemisphere tends to deal with present realities. Sometimes hurt other people’s feelings Decosterd (2012). Learning can be hindered in the left hemisphere because it does not see the big picture Doidge (2007). Men use more of their left hemisphere due to language Howard (2006). Also with that being said what the right eye takes in the left hemisphere processes Howard (2006). Most politicians would prefer to lead from the left hemisphere.
Right hemisphere learning is very different than the left hemisphere. Just like the left hemisphere it has many abilities. Strategic, innovation, transformational, and engaging stay some of the right hemisphere abilities. Strategic basically is to be more proactive, have visions, and a long range view. Innovation is to have an open mind, to think creatively without any thing holding ones self-back. Transformational means to be able to drive change in teams as well as thoughts and actions. Engaging to work well with others, have understanding of others, and recognizing people’s faces Decosterd (2012). The Right Hemisphere governs activities on the left side of the body. Avoidance and negative emotions mostly used by the right hemisphere. Female studies have showed that both sides of the brain work well Howard (2006). The right hemisphere does not see in detail Doidge (2007). Right hemisphere people do not do well with spelling or lectures. In lectures the big picture needs to be in place before the lecture starts. Color is seen in the right hemisphere as most right hemisphere people tend to be very creative. The right hemisphere wants to feel and touch the real object. Right hemisphere people have a hard time with saying words. Some remain also very fantasy oriented Hopper (2003). The pros of having a right hemisphere remain good with seeing things in a big way. Most think out of the box. The cons can be somewhat of a problem. Some do not organize well and spelling is an issue, and others do not use logic very well Doidge (2007). How can some people use both sides of the hemispheres that were given to them?
It is very important to use both sides of the brains hemispheres. Most of all coming out of the comfort zone . Learning can be so much more fulfilling when exercise that uses both sides of our brain hemispheres Howard (2006). With this being said most people find that before going into a branch of military in most cases just use the majority of one hemisphere. But due to their training and the examples set before them most learn how to use both sides of brain Doidge (2007). President Barack Obama tries to lead with both sides of his brain. Although President Barack Obama is more right hemisphere he does also use his left hemisphere. Being the president requires both sides of the brain, and requires more left hemisphere thinking Decosterd (2012). How does scientist feel about the study of left and right hemisphere brain studies? There have been a lot of books wrote on this subject. But as Howard (2006) states it
“Hemisphere research has only confirmed that we have a more creative side and a more linear side.” Psychologist and scientist do not practice this study due to the fact that most think that we can use both sides of our hemispheres if taught how to Howard (2006). With this being said some tend to look at the study of the hemispheres only in people who have had a stroke or brain damage. The fact is that some must learn how to use their new abilities and skills because of the stroke or brain damage. So we have taken a look at the left hemisphere and the right hemisphere. How each of hemispheres has their own abilities. What learning can be gained by using the right and left hemispheres? How we can gain the ability to use both sides. Exactly how we can learn to use both side and examples of learning how to use them. What science thinks of this study its approach using it in certain cases? Also each side of the brain’s hemispheres controls the body. With all this and the studies that have been done the left hemispheres and the right hemispheres impacts learning.
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References: Decosterd M. (2010) Right brain/left brain President: Barack Obama 's uncommon leadership ability and how we can each develop it. California, California: ABC-CLIO, incorporate. Doidge, N. (2007). The brain that changes itself. England, London England: Penguin books ltd. Hopper, C. (2003). Strategies for success 3rd Edition. Retrieve from http://frank.mtsu.edu/~studskl/hd/learn.html Howard, P. J. (2006). The owner’s manual for the brain everyday applications from mind-brain research. Texas, Texas: Bard press.