"Right-Brain" or "Left-Brain"?

January 18, 2013

Are you a "right-brain" or "left-brain" dominant person?  Or, do you know?  Here is a Web site to get you started. http://homeworktips.about.com/library/brainquiz/bl_leftrightbrain_quiz.htm

In Careers, students have been researching the characteristics of a "right-brain" and "left-brain" dominant person.  As part of their research, students have taken several online quizzes to determine what their dominance is.  After completing the online quizzes, students will gain an understanding of the characteristics of their brain dominance, certain study habits that go with that dominance, and an awareness of their learning style, which may guide them in a career direction based on their results.

Once a student becomes aware of their brain dominance, they can gain a better understanding of why they like one subject over another, or a teaching style over another.

Characteristics of right-brain dominance

According to the left-brain, right-brain dominance theory, the right side of the brain is best at expressive and creative tasks. Some of the abilities that are popularly associated with the right side of the brain include:

  • Recognizing faces
  • Expressing emotions
  • Music
  • Reading emotions
  • Color
  • Images
  • Intuition
  • Creativity

Characteristics of right-brain dominance

The left-side of the brain is considered to be adept at tasks that involve logic, language and analytical thinking. The left-brain is often described as being better at:

  • Language
  • Logic
  • Critical thinking
  • Numbers
  • Reasoning


So, check out some sites to see what your "brain dominance" is.