The brain is amazing.
You’ve heard of right brain vs. left brain. The creative, artsy side versus the mathematical, analytical side. Well it’s true…and the connections (or lack of) they make between each other impact our emotions, actions and abilities to complete certain tasks. Each person is unique in so called “hemispheric dominance,” however, we still heavily use both sides and neither is better or worse than the other. Let’s take some time to get to know our two sides!
The right hemisphere’s unique focus is simultaneous processing, integration of our body sense, arousal, awareness and understanding of spaces, and social-emotional awareness.
The left hemisphere’s main jobs are sequential processing, analysis of details, complex movements, motivation, analysis over time, linguistic description and concentration.
When dysregulation happens, we can look towards the left brain for issues regarding:
As you can see, the left and the right work together constantly to help us complete almost every task. For example, reading a book pulls on the right brain’s job of information processing while the left brain helps us put it in sequential order. Or, even something as simple as walking require our right and left to use both legs, moving then equally and smoothly. We’re also lucky to have significant research allowing us to pinpoint areas of the brain when we’re noticing irregularities and trying to resolve different issues.
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