Wednesday, November 26, 2008

So how much of the right brain do you use?

Being creative doesn’t only mean you know how to draw, act, dance or play an instrument. Being creative is a way of thinking, a way of problem-solving, it is a way of viewing the world. Creativity is something we are all born with. Over the years most of us have our creative abilities suppressed. We spend our youth developing the left side of our brain. That means we are only using half of our brain power. Somehow that has become acceptable and in most cases preferred. Just think how much more powerful our mental capacity would be if we developed our right brain skills as much as we do our left brain skills.

Determine which side of your brain is more dominate. You can also discover the role of left-brain/right-brain plays in your personality. Here is a link to test how much you use your right brain.

Check it out.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Let's work together

The beauty of right brain thinking is when you are exposed to something, you don’t have to make sense of it right away. The right brain is just excited to be exposed to it and absorb the information without judgment. The Left brain has a desire to understand everything about that information before it is filed into the left hemisphere.

By the left brain’s desire to understand the information, there becomes some level of judgment assigned before the information is filed a way. This limits the ability to recall the information without byes’ to apply to different problems.

The right brain will file the information away just the way you were exposed to it. Later the right brain will retrieve the information to solve multiple problems. This allows you to utilize information stored in the right brain to view a problem from many different angles. The possibilities become enormous. All the ideas may not be good, but at least you have choices.

This is where the left brain comes in handy. The left brain will analyze the different solutions to help determine the best possible answer.

The biggest and best solutions are a result of the left and right brains working as a team. Each providing their expertise. When the right brain thinking is suppressed, then the left brain is left to it’s own devices and tries to rationalize it’s way to the only answer it knows. The right brain will push the concept to explore new and better possibilities.