Thursday, March 23, 2017

Left Brain vs. Right Brain

You’ve probably heard people describe themselves as ‘left-brained’ or ‘more in touch with the right side of their brain’. You may know that is someone implying that they are more rational or more creative like that but the complete idea of your left and right brain is really compelling. The left brain is logical, analytical, and aware of patterns. The right brain is creative, sensory, and aware of feelings. These two halves work together in your everyday life. For example, in music, the left brain recognizes lyrics, and the right brain can pick up on the tune. This is because the left brain works with words, and the right brain works with pictures. The left hemisphere is mostly in charge of listening, speaking, math, and memories. In contrast the right side manages visual abilities, like recognizing faces. It also deals with music, understanding meaning in what someone’s saying, and spatial abilities.

The idea of these two hemispheres originated in the 1960’s by a psychologist Roger W. Sperry. He experimented with the brain and learned that both sides have very different functions. Another fact that Sperry learned was that the left side of the brain controlled the right side of the body and vice versa.

Many people tend to have personality traits that more closely resemble one side or another. There are many tests you can take online to tell which side represents you better. The most popular one is this I took it and these were the results. Feel free to share your results in the comments!



  1. That is so cool! I took the test and I use both sides of my brain.

  2. This is pretty cool. I got a 54 46, and now I can understand what it means!

    1. I got a 47 53. You must be pretty mad huh?

  3. I am really interested int his topic and I like the little test you included! I got a 47 and 53.

  4. I did the test a bunch of times and got both sides consistently, although I do lean towards my left side. I kept putting both hands on my head accidentally though. Good and interesting post.

  5. I find this very interesting, this post has a lot of good information. Now i'm going to go take the test!

  6. I love the right or left brain test. It was very interesting.

  7. Great post. The test was quite interesting. I got right brain in the test.