Right Brain, Left Brain: Fact and Fiction

May 1985
Psychology Today;May85, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p38
The article clarifies some myths on how the two hemispheres of the brain relate to one another and to behavior. It traces people's fascination with linking mental function to brain organization and dispels the notion that the left hemisphere controls logic and language, while the right controls intuition and creativity. It also examines the premise of the two-brain myth and offers evidence that normal people do not have half a brain nor two brains but one well-differentiated brain, with each hemisphere contributing its specialized abilities.


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