By TERRY SMALL
You don’t have a brain. You have two brains!
A left brain and a right brain. Left cortex. Right cortex. They are different and they are connected by a band of 300 million nerve fibres called the Corpus Callosum. Your left brain is language, math, writing, concrete, organisation, detail, sequence, etc. Your right brain is imagination, creativity, big picture, visualisation, drawing, role-playing, etc.
Want proof of your two brains? Try this:
1 While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles with it.
2 Now, while doing this, draw the number “six” in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction! There is nothing you can do about it.
3 Repeat the process, but this time one small change… draw the number “six” with your left hand. Hmmmm…
Have you ever noticed that sometimes your brain seems “stuck”? And other times it seems OK. On those times when it seems that your brain is stuck, there’s a reason. It’s stuck!
Let me introduce you to something called the Left/Right Dominant Cycle of the Brain. At any given time one brain is up doing most of the work and the other brain is having a “rest”. This is because normal hormonal fluctuations trigger stronger blood flows to different sides of the brain during the day. Every 90 minutes they switch. It’s like having two people spell each other off on a job.
This is important. If you have some writing or planning to do and your left brain is down… you have a problem. If your right brain is down and you have to be creative and witty… you have a problem. But there is a way to “unstick” your brain. In the next Brain Bulletin I will tell you what it is.
In the next Brain Bulletin you will learn how to double the capacity of your learning brain!
Remember: “You are a genius”.