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JBT doesn't speak of logical vs. creative, but of sequential vs. parallel. Sequential processing requires focusing attention, and yout link from rense.com says'Right Brain' or 'Left Brain' - Myth Or Reality?
The left brain, they reckoned, focused on detail. This would make it the natural home for all those mental skills that need us to act in a series of discrete steps or fix on a particular fragment of what we perceive--skills such as recognising a friend's face in a crowd or "lining up" words to make a sentence.
 
By contrast, the right brain concentrated on the broad, background picture. The researchers believed it had a panoramic focus that made it good at seeing general connections; this hemisphere was best able to represent the relative position of objects in space and to handle the emotional and metaphorical aspects of speech. So, in a neat and complementary division of labour, one side of the brain thought and saw in wide-angle while the other zoomed in on the detail.
So, no contradiction there.

It'd be nice if the battle were only against the right wingers, not half of the left on top of that — François in Paris
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Mar 23rd, 2008 at 08:31:29 AM EST
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Yes, but if you read all the way to the end, it also refers to instances where the "wrong" bit of the brain lights up.

Like I said, it's a bit more complicated.

It would be really interesting to know how those cognitive tests would work out with JBT in the scanner...now, and at the time of maximum damage.

by Sassafras on Sun Mar 23rd, 2008 at 08:55:14 AM EST
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