“Is Right-Brain vs. Left-Brain a Myth ?”
Frequently, in medical science, we find we have been misled to believe that long-held myths are scientific facts. Such seems to be the case with the old myth that “people can be labeled as either a “right-brained” or a “left-brained” thinker. Left-brained people were thought to be logical, detail-oriented and analytical; whereas, right-brained people were thought to be creative, thoughtful and subjective. Neuroscientists, at the University of Utah, have described new research studies, which assert that there is no evidence within brain imaging that indicates some people are right-brained or left-brained. It commonly believed the terms left-brained and right-brained have come to refer to personality types, with an assumption that some people use the right side of their brain more, while others use the left side more.