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Are you a mover, perceiver, stimulator or adaptor? A new map of how the brain works

Who hasn't heard that people are either left-brained or right-brained—either analytical and logical or artistic and intuitive, based on the relative "strengths" of the brain's two hemispheres? How often do we hear someone remark about thinking with one side or the other? A flourishing industry of books, videos and self-help programs has been built on this dichotomy. You can purportedly "diagnose" your brain, "motivate" one or both sides, indulge in "essence therapy" to "restore balance" and much more. Everyone from babies to elders supposedly can benefit. The left brain/right brain difference seems to be a natural law.Except that it isn't. The

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19 Oct
Brian Ahier @ahier
RT @charlesornstein: Right brain-left brain a myth, says @wsj piece: A New Map of the Brain http://t.co/nyBS4dv6uB
19 Oct
brockdubbels @brockdubbels
Right-Brain / Left-Brain : brainification and BS... http://t.co/tXQWnxiT9P
19 Oct
Diane Jacobs @dfjpt
New ideas on cognitive function: are you a mover, stimulator, perceiver or adaptor?... http://t.co/4Gnw5Pmoeq