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Anyone with Half a Brain…

Would… learn how to use BOTH halves! Yes–your brain does have two halves. There is the left brain and the right brain, and they are different–and largely separate. (http://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html)

You left brain a is a serial processor–it goes step by step. Your right brain is a “parallel” processor. This is more like the spokes in a wheel–information can get from a distance to the “core” immediately, without steps. This can be much faster and more accurate: studies have demonstrated this. (http://homepage.psy.utexas.edu/homePage/Class/Psy355/Gilden/jacoby.pdf)

So-called “unconscious perception” is right brain perception. (The speech center is in the left side so the right side does not use words.)

Now this is, of course heresy, as you have been taught by way of left brain learning and “everyone know that logic is all that matters and everything else is a distraction, right?

Wrong.

We all (think we) know ” distractions are “bad”.  It’s the left brain that has to plod along and gets “distracted”  if the sequence of steps is interrupted. But actually, students with ADD are often better students than those less easily distracted. My hunch is it is because they have had to learn to integrate some right brain skills.

Being able to access both would help. don’t you think? Stay tuned…..

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