March 20, 2007


Category: Tech — Biella @ 5:29 am

Recently I was reading a website (can’t remember which) that listed right brain v. left brain characteristics. Well I never saw a list that I so identified with, ever. The problem was I only could see myself in the “right-brain” side (with a few exception) and I was left wondering if my left brain was non-existent, or if still there, shriveled up like a pea.

Now I am looking for exercises to strengthen the left side of my brain and have found a few of them but they all cost money so I am still looking around for some freebies.

In the process of searching I also found this list Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better which really has some great, great tips in there for general learning and lots of good links to tool that can help you out.


  1. Just fyi, the science behind calling those “brain sides” is really bad :-) . In practice basically all of your brain is used in basically everything you do. There are real hemispheric asymmetries that originally inspired the popular concepts, but they’re hard to pin down and there’s quite a bit of controversy over what the actual patterns are.

    But of course, if the learning style/personality categories are useful to you, then it doesn’t much matter whether the brain part is real :-) .

    (Your comment submit form seems to use light yellow text on light grey background for the name/mail/website boxes?)

    Comment by Nathaniel — March 20, 2007 @ 8:00 pm

  2. hi nathaniel

    yea, indeed, i am reminded all the time by my science friends on IRC, that the science behind this is pretty weak and bunk. and i think that is why i was so disturbed by HOW MUCH i identified with the list. it is the first list that i truly was like, “omg, that is me…” :-)

    yea and for the life of me, i cannot figure out that yellow/white/gray weirdness glitch…

    lets see if those brain exercises do anything (or if i even get to those exercises!)


    Comment by Biella — March 22, 2007 @ 6:57 am

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