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Right-brain left brain myth keeps getting debunked, keeps coming back …

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… and then just getting debunked again, this time here:

Scientists say notions of 1 creative half, 1 logical one are “urban myths.”

There is a grain of truth to it — the left side of the brain is more involved with language and the right evaluates the outside world, Anderson said.

But in an analysis of a database of resting brain scans of 1,011 people between the ages of 7 and 29, he and a team of researchers found no evidence of one side of the brain working alone more often, or people having a stronger neural network on one side over the other.

Though some connections are stronger than others, those tend to be localized rather than lateral.

But it’s just too good a mechanistic materialist thesis to succumb to fact.

Hat tip: Stephanie West Allen at Brains on Purpose

3 Replies to “Right-brain left brain myth keeps getting debunked, keeps coming back …

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    Querius says:

    So where does that leave the celebrated (by some) split brain personalities that result from a corpus calloscotomy?

    I guess, this is a case where something simply sounds too good to be false.

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    goodusername says:

    So where does that leave the celebrated (by some) split brain personalities that result from a corpus calloscotomy?

    Actually, I was wondering a bit how each half of the brain could have its own personality or mind, if some of the qualities that constitutes a personality/mind is wholly, or almost wholly, in one half or the other.

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    Robert Byers says:

    How can the soul be divided? How can the soul be shared between right/left brain wiring?
    It couldn’t be we have right/left brain things if the bible is right.
    its just a dumb idea based on trivial brain scans and presumptions and so on.
    Its up to them to prove it.?
    They can’t!

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