Sunday, June 20, 2010

nurturing the right side of the brain

This video TED Talk by Jill Bolte Taylor provides added material on which to reflect with regard to the preceding post. Which side of your brain do you want working and why? Both, of course. But as expressed by Nobel Laureate Roger Sperry: "What it comes down to is that modern society discriminates against the right hemisphere."

What we need is an affirmative action program for the intellectual engagement of the hands, for both our children and ourselves.

3 comments:

cbolyard said...

"DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN" IS AN OUTSTANDING BOOK THAT I HAVE USED FOR IDEAS ON HOW TO TEACH DRAWING TO MY ART CLASSES. THE LESSONS IN THE BOOK REALLY WORK FOR ANYONE WHO HAS THE DESIRE TO LEARN HOW TO DRAW.

Anonymous said...

Being left-handed, I am consistently biased in favor of the right hemisphere. I don't draw very well, but still...

Mario

oldpoetsoul said...

Amazing--simply amazing. What an experience she had/is having. Cbolyard is right--"Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" teaches you how to silence left brain chatter through specific activities (and hence to draw/see), but it takes practice. Meditation strikes me as another possible way to reach that right side processing. Thanks for posting this.