The Split Brain: The Left Hemisphere Dominates Western Society
Is Our Brain Really Split in two?
“Men ought to know that from the brain, and from the brain only, arise our pleasures, joy, laughter and jests, as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs, and tears.” — Hippocrates
When it comes to the human brain, there is a lot that scientists still don’t understand. In the popular imagination, the human brain is divided into two hemispheres: the “left brain” and the “right brain.”
The left brain is supposedly analytical, rational, and good with words, while the right is creative, artistic, and emotional.
But do these distinctions hold up to scientific scrutiny?
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