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I don't want to dismiss anyone's subjective experience, and I do realise that left brain-logical, right-brain-creative was a metaphor that seemed to fit the observable facts for a very long time.

However, I thought neuroscientists had demonstrated fairly clearly that
it's a bit more complicated than that.

What's more, I'm struggling to understand the alleged totality of Jill Bolte-Taylor's either/or situation.

Presumably, when she's in her euphoric right hemisphere state, something has got to make the rational decision to bring her back to eat?

My own subjective experience is that there's rather a lot of co-processing in the two "halves" of my brain.

Look at the picture below. In which direction is the figure turning?

See what it's supposed to say about your hemispheric bias here

In my case, the figure regularly switches between clockwise and anti-clockwise motion.  In fact, I've had it open in the preview box while typing, and I'm now feeling distinctly sick.

I think there's a clockwise bias, but as soon as I consider measuring it, it goes the other way  ;)

by Sassafras on Sun Mar 23rd, 2008 at 07:16:48 AM EST

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