Typical Brain Behaviors

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Left Brain Behaviors Respond To:

Right Brain Behaviors Respond To:

Recognizing and remembering names

Recognizing and remembering faces

 

Emotional inhibitions

Emotional responses (strong)

 

Words for meaning

Interpreting body language

 

Producing logical thoughts/ideas

Producing humorous thoughts/ideas

 

Processing information sequentially

Processing information subjectively and in patterns

 

Serious, systematic problem-solving

Playful problem-solving

 

Logical appeals

Emotional appeals

 

Critical, analytical reading/listening

Creative, synthesizing, associating, applications in reading/listening

 

Problem-solving through logic

Problem-solving through intuition

 

Verbal instructions/information

Demonstrational instruction/information

 

Remembering through language

Remembering through images

 

Reading for details and facts

Reading for main ideas/overviews

 

Realistic stories

Fantasy poetry and myths

 

Improving existing things/ways

Inventing new things/ways

 

Learning through systematic plans

Learning through exploration

 

Outlining rather than summarizing

Summarizing rather than outlining

 

Intellectuality

Creativity

 

Avoiding hypnotism

Exploring hypnotism

 

Remembering verbal qualities

Remembering tonal qualities

 

Well-structured assignments

Open-ended assignments

 

 

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