How the Brain Sees the World: Left Brain vs. Right Brain
We are so excited to offer a Brain Talk with our functional neurologist, Dr. Jeri, this month. Join us on Tuesday, November 17th at 6:00 PM in our health center to explore left brain vs. right brain.
How the World Looks from the Left Brain:
The left brain is detail-oriented. It sees the trees rather than the forest. It breaks the world up into small, discrete pieces and it analyzes every piece step-by-step, looking for a pattern to emerge. It then remembers that pattern and uses it to predict the most likely outcome and plan the most appropriate response. It’s more interested in things that are man-made and mechanical than biological or natural. It takes things literally and gives us clarity. It gives us the ability to handle the world around us.
The following are common left brain characteristics:
- Focus on details
- Small muscle control
- Verbal language
- Approach behavior
- Positive emotions
- Math calculation
- Word reading
- Explicit memory
- Activates the immune system
- Top-down control
How the World Looks from the Right Brain:
The right hemisphere is all about the big picture. It processes all of its information at once. There is nothing logical or linear about the right brain. It takes a holistic view of the world. The right hemisphere rules posture, gait, and balance. It’s also in charge of nonverbal communication. The right brain helps us to read other people’s intentions and emotions. It also allows us to be in touch with our own body and emotions. It’s where we get our gut feelings or intuition, and it comprehends that the world is always changing. Imagination is stored here.
The following are common right brain characteristics:
- Focus on the big picture
- Large muscle control
- Body language
- Avoidance behavior
- Negative emotions
- Math reasoning
- Reading comprehension
- Implicit memory
- Suppresses immune system
- Bottom-up control
To discover more about a brain-based approach to health and wellness, join our talk Tuesday night based on the work of Dr. Jeri’s mentor, Dr. Robert Melillo. It not only offers insight into neurological imbalances, but also includes an adult hemispheric checklist that provides information about your cognitive style and hemispheric imbalance. Keep in mind that having a brain imbalance is not necessarily a bad thing. We’re all at least a little out of balance. What you want to know is how mild or severe your imbalance is and identify your strengths and weaknesses.
Following social distancing guidelines, spots are limited. Please RSVP using our form below.