Which side of the brain do you use? Ever wonder which side of the brain individuals use to learn with? Left and right brain dominates impacts learning way more than people think. There are many theories about each side of the brain dominance. There are many different ways to determine if you are left brained, right brained or even if this whole matter of the learning style of the brain is just a myth.
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The true nature of intelligence has been debated more intensely then ever over the last century. As the science of psychology has developed one of the biggest questions it had to answer concerned the nature of Intelligence. Some of the definitions that have been given for intelligence have been the ability to adjust to one’s environment. Of course by such a definition even a person who is generally considered to be dull can be regarded as being intelligent if he can take care of himself. Other definition is such as having the tendency to analyze things around yourself.
The mapping of a female brain is differ from a male brain. Its biological sexes of the brain can affect the process of information. Most people are dominated in one side of the hemisphere while other are well balance in both hemisphere of the brain. Subsequently, I will talk over about the left brain versus the right brain on how it impacts our ability to learn and briefly discuss about “Split Brain" Experiments by Roger Sperry. In theory, the left and right hemisphere of the brain process diverse information to the corpus collosum.
Different individuals learn things differently some learn through observations, while some learn through personal experiences. In short, it can be said as that different person’s different natures and styles nothing can in common. Our cultural and social influences also vary which also have some impact over our learning styles. Doctors, psychologists have come up with number subjective theories which talk about different styles of learning that an individual can have. Studies have come up with conclusions that learning styles depend on the personality of the individual.
Before we can go on to discuss the relationships between intelligence and the controversy that exists between the different schools of thought regarding inherited or environmental issues we must have an understanding of what intelligence really is. Of all the words used in pressed day psychology, intelligence is one of the most difficult to define and is also one of the most controversial. There is however, a general agreement that intelligence refers to the overall faculties of the mind which concern themselves with the sorting of information in the brain after it has been received by the senses, the perceiving of relationships between this new data and information which is already in memory, and the capacity to make rapid and appropriate decisions as a result of the previous processes. The intellectual faculties of the brain are dynamic and interactive and relate to the capacity of the central nervous system to respond speedily and appropriately in a rapidly changing and potentially threatening environment. Raymond J. Corsini provides us with a somewhat more simplistic definition of the term intelligence.
Psychologists do not agree on a single definition for intelligence, but the common similarities in its definitions is that intelligence is the ability to learn from abilities, solve problems, and use knowledge to adapt to new situations. To help learn more about the intelligence test, factor analysis is used. It is the statistical procedure that identifies clusters of related items and uses them to identify different dimensions of performance that underlies one's total score. Spearman believed that everything in intelligence is affected by a g factor, which is a general intelligence factor that he believed to underlie specific mental abilities and is measured by every task of an intelligence test. Others believe that intelligence is much more complex and has many specific abilities.
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(Sprenger, 1999) Even though the hemispheres look similar, they are dissimilar in function and size. (Sprenger, 1999) There are many myths that exist saying that each hemisphere of the brain is responsible for separate cognitive skills. (Worden, Hinton, & Fischer, 2011) There are theories that suggest that each side of the brain controls different types of thinking. There are quizzes and surveys that can be taken to classify one as a left-brained or right-brained thinker and a left-brained or right-brained learner. Roger W. Sperry originated the left-brain right brain theory while studying the effects of epilepsy.