Friday, January 06, 2006

No Brainer or Whole Brainer

These right brain/left brain exercises by Andrew and Mary Bragg are from the website.

Although too much has probably been made of the right brain/left brain differences, it is interesting to consider which of the activities on their lists you tend to do as a matter of course.

Due to the nature of my work, I read a lot of nonfiction. As a result, I've found that including books that are either completely outside of my usual routine or are flat-out bizarre (e.g., Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman) has helped to expand my creativity.

As an exercise, it resembles the old Spanish anarchist proverb: "If they give you lined paper, write against the lines."


Anonymous said...

Since the theory of neural potentiation has been proven, it has become clear that habitual use of certain sections or lobes of the brain encourages these sections to be used again. Under extreme conditions of long-term stimulation, hyperpotentiation may occur, in which those sections of the brain tend operate on almost continuous basis, even when relevant stimuli are minimal or lacking.

Of course, the concept of neural pontentiation is often oversimplified and misrepresented in some popular publications.

This is a great site. Is it what I've heard people call a "blog"? On one hand I am surprised you don't have more comments attendant to your articles; on the other hand, I am not surprised.

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Michael Wade said...

Thanks for your thoughts! It is a fascinating topic.

I'm also surprised when certain posts don't attract comments but then what interests me may be a snooze to others.

Yes, this is a blog. The last figure that I've seen estimates that there are 71 million blogs out there. You can start a blog free of charge at