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Right/Left brain

Raymond Mathiesen insmathi at kraken.itc.gu.edu.au
Tue Jul 20 19:49:06 EST 1993


I am no psychologist, let alone a nuroscientist.  About 10 years age when I
was doing my undergraduate degree I learned that some brain functions, such
as fantasy, creativity, non-linear thinking, could be generally discribed as
Right brain functions, while others, such as mathematics, logic, linear
thinking, could be described as Left brain functions.  I realize that both
hemispheres are always involved in complex activity, however , can it still
be said that one hemisphere predominates in different complex actrivities.
The reason why I ask is that during a discussion in another news group
someone informed me that this whole notion has gone out the window.  Is this
correct?

Raymond N. Mathiesen
<r.mathiesen at ins.gu.edu.au>



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