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  •  Thoroughly Debunked Nonsense (6+ / 0-)

    This left brain - right brain stuff is garbage left over from bad research from the early 70's.

    It's complete crap. We use our entire brain ALL of the time.

    •  ...then that means what "they" assigned... (3+ / 0-)
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      underTheRadar, navajo, mayim

      ...to each hemisphere is bunk. I assume with the modern fMRI's they can do now a much more realistic result can be had.

      And behavior as in are you more compassionate/humane vs. self-centered/non-concerned really comes down to specific areas of the brain that are accessed vs. right brain-left brain stuff. Heck, sociopaths have entire parts of their brains that don't light up thus rendering them incapable of any feelings of connection to others. I am really fascinated by the fMRI studies I've read.

      As Mrick commented above:

      From what I have read, Liberals are more right brained.  But that is dated material.  I have read Chris Mooney's stuff (and other sources) and he doesn't really look at left vs right but rather which part of the brain is used.  

      Liberals are more open and tend to more activity in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) when processing issues.  Conservatives tend to process emotional issues with the right amygdala.  

      It isn't only electrical impulses but actual size that correlates differently for confessed liberals and conservatives.

      Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences. -7.38; -3.44

      by paradise50 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 10:30:12 AM PST

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