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According to the theory of brain asymmetry, each of the two hemispheres of the human brain performs differently. Each side of the brain contributes a different perspective to our thinking and understanding, and we use our minds best when both sides are cultivated.

Unfortunately, our society has tended to preference the functions of the left brain, valuing logic over creativity, so that the right side is often underdeveloped. Here are some characteristics of the workings of the two hemispheres, and see also links below for more information.

 The Left Brain

 The Right Brain

 Logic Creativity
Organization Imagination
Rational Intuitive
Analysis Synthesis
Science Art
Verbal Non-verbal

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