posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 02:07 PM
I like it when research comes out that makes educational psychologists look like total arses. One thing I'm hesitant on is whether the research was
specifically looking for that personality type associated with lateralization or if they were looking at lateralization as a whole. I agree that it
would be very inefficient to have an inequitable amount of functioning between the two halves of the brain so it's highly unlikely that somebody is
more "left brained" and another is more "right brained". Just curious as to how this affects handedness. I'm a total ambi (can separate
functions concurrently between both hands so left hand can write "cat" and right hand can write "dog"). I suspect that handedness, however, may
be more of a learned trait (or laziness, teacher rebuke, or no interest) in that hand preference is refined for one hand typically. Not training the
muscle memory at an earlier age would make writing with the left "sloppy" for a right hander as an adult; ergo, they are "right handed".
But, if this specific research is correct, I'd like to shove some academic journals in the butts of decades of educational psychologists that focused
intensely on this subject with children--on second thought, toss in the entire "creativity" movement, too. Yep yep.