The Actual Science Behind Being Left or Right Brain Dominant
Do you know your dominant side?
The human brain is complicated, to put it mildly. Without meaning to understate the complexity of the human brain, we have all heard about people being left/right brain dominant based on how logical or creative someone is. A while back, a picture of a sneaker took social media by the storm where people saw two different combinations of colors and no one could agree on which one was right. Almost similar to the dress that took shook the entire world a couple of years back.
Parents, especially, were surprised by disparities between their kids and themselves. So, let us break this down and try to understand what it means.
Before getting into the technical aspects, parents need to understand that children are not miniatures of themselves. So, obviously, the answers of parents and children are going to be different.
If you see the colors grey and green, you are said to be left brain dominant.
If you see the colors pink and white, you are said to be right brain dominant.
Some will see both variants at a different time of the day, but they will end up with either of the two.
So, what does this mean?
If you’re mostly analytical and methodical in your thinking, you’re said to be left-brained. Similarly, if you tend to be more creative or artistic, you’re thought to be right-brained.
Left Brain Characteristics:
- Logic & reasoning.
- Critical thinkers.
Right Brain Characteristics:
- Expressive & Intuitive.
A twist in the tale:
While the left and right brain conversations never seem to cease, the twist here is that scientists say that this isn’t absolute. This is quite surprising because we would expect this worldwide phenomenon of people seeing different combinations of color would have some sort of science behind it. And people do say that it does – Just because it isn’t absolute doesn’t mean that it still isn’t science!
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ~ Margaret Mead
As complicated as the human brain is, humans never stop trying to understand it and better themselves. Above all, parents most definitely will not stop trying to teach their kids every possible skill out there.
To try and help parents figure out either of these characteristics in their children, here at Magic Crate, we have created various theme-based activities that can help tell you if your child is the world’s next greatest scientist or painter!