Despite what you’ve been told, you aren’t ‘left-brained’ or ‘right-brained’

 

A new two-year study found no evidence that participants had a stronger left or right-sided brain network. Photograph: Bbs United/Getty Images

A new two-year study found no evidence that participants had a stronger left or right-sided brain network. Photograph: Bbs United/Getty Images

 theguardian.com, Saturday 16 November 2013 12.30 GMT

“…Similar to the Myers-Briggs test – another widely used personality test with limited scientific evidence – the left-brained/right-brained thinker theory provides us with an explanation for why we are the way we are, and offers insights into where we fit into the world. It’s also a great conversation starter – and if used as a novelty, or a way to strengthen the “weaker half” of your brain, the myth is pretty harmless…”

 

To read full article please click here. As this article suggests, we people like to find explanations for why we are the way we are, and this way have some guidelines on where we fit into the world. Modern science reveals that our brain’s connections may be much more sophisticated than that. We may after all not be “one way” or another, but more like a combination of interwined connections. With the contribution of hypnotherapy we may be able to modify those connections, the way we are at a particular point in our life, as long as our desired beliefs, emotions and behaviours are realistic, healthy and manageable.

 

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About Anna Pons

Certificat (CPPD), Post Graduat Certificat (PGCert) i Post Graduat Diploma (PGD) en Hipnoteràpia Clínica, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) i Universitat de West London (UWL)
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