Half a Brain

left and right

Are you a right brainer or a left brainer? The chances are that you are none, according the chief editor of the leading psychiatric journal, Nuts. In the past, scientist concluded the brain had about two halves, the right and the left, and the halves had completely different functions. The old brain theory suggested the right half controlled artistic and creative pursuits such as swearing and porn appreciation, and the left half controlled pursuits of logic and rationality such as politics. People were considered to be either right or left brain dominant, but sadly this is no more.

Scientists have now concluded the brain doesn’t have two halves but only one. When asked what caused this radical change in scientific thinking, the chief editor said it came about like all radical changes in thinking in modern times; on a post-it. The chief hopes the post-it would fetch a good price on e-bay since his pension isn’t what it should be with the economy in a state of collapse and all that. The chief editor also suggested there were too many right-brain-left-brain tests popping up on the Internet and these tests gave people the illusion they had talent when in fact they simply had none, or that they were logical when in fact they were quite stupid. He said the change in theory was for the people’s own good.

So it seems the old wise saying you have half a brain is no longer an insult but simply a statement of fact.


Aka, you are Right-brained

Most right-brained people like you are flexible in many realms of their lives. Whether picking up on the nuances of musical concerto, appreciating the subtle details in a work of art, or seeing the world from a different perspective, right-brained people are creative, imaginative, and attuned to their surroundings.

People probably see your thinking process as boundless, and that might translate to your physical surroundings as well. Some people think of you as messier than others. It’s not that you’re disorganized, it’s just that you might use different systems to organize (by theme, by subject, by color). Straight alphabetization and rigidly ordered folders are not typical of right-brained behavior.

You are also more intuitive than many. When it comes to reading literature, you probably prefer creative writing or fiction over nonfiction. And when it comes to doing math, you might find you enjoy geometry more than other forms like algebra.

Analysis from tickle.com, a website that pursues the mind like curry pursues the white shirt.

6 thoughts on “Half a Brain

  1. Perhaps they are right since both times I have taken such a quiz the results were the same I am

    Balanced Brain — able to draw on both the right and left sides. Which is often a problem since I almost never see any situation as black or white just shades of gray.

  2. As a person who writes, paints, dabbles in photography and can balance a chequebook, I figure both halves of my brain are in reasonable working order.

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  3. Hey I have only a quarter of a brain, so what does that make me? I liked that magic trick it was very well done at the swopover bit… I hope you don’t mind my purloining it for my blogs: I did of course give your name and linkback and full credit¬!

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