Roger. W. Sperry, an American psycho biologist, discovered and developed the concept of two brains- LEFT BRAIN – RIGHT BRAIN theory. He successfully explained and proved people the exact functioning of brain. It was found out that human brain has two different ways of thinking because of two unlike brain. The right side of the brain concentrates more on visual and images while, the left side of the brain deals with the verbal power. In more simple words, people thinking from left side of the brain are more logistical, objective, and methodical. While, the right brained people are more creative, subjective, and thoughtful.
Right brained people can very easily perform task like expressing emotions, playing musical instruments, recognizing images, faces, and colors, revealing strong intuitive, can read emotions and command on creativity.
And the left brained are amazing in logical thinking, questioning, language and numerical subjects, and crucial thinking. There are lot of difference between right brain and left brain.
The right brained generally has specific characteristics such as:
- Concentrates more on images and visual
- Act according to intuition
- Use mind camera to remember things or write down things
- Checks the whole image and then turn to details
- Lack of organization
- Randomly makes plans
- Difficulty in finding spelling or collecting word
- No punctuality
- Like more to touch and feel
- Never follows instruction before handling any equipment
- Express with hand gestures
- Very creative brain
- Question the rules
While, left brained people possess different characteristics like as:
- More inclination towards verbal, symbols, numbers, and words
- Act according to analytical thinking
- Try to remember with the help of words or names instead of using faces and images
- Makes logical decision
- Performs the task step by step
- Very much organized
- Follow their planning and schedules
- Abide by rules and regulations
- Highly punctual
- Grasp mathematical formulas and numbers easily
- Like to observe
- Avoids the use of hand gestures
- Practical and logistic
Most of our education and our daily tasks exercise the left hemisphere of our brains. We have been taught to think, calculate, and analyze using our left brain. The right side of our brain is also ours to use. When we use our whole brain we move into the creative activity of our right brain. Artistic expression, music, and dance exercise the right brain. When we see the big picture and make decisions intuitively we are using the right hemisphere of our brains.
Prayer can be merely a left brain activity. As we verbalize our requests to God, as we develop theological statements, as we study the Bible, we use our left brains. Prayer can also become a wonderful use of our right brains. When we are still before the mystery of God, when we listen for what God is saying to us, when we allow the Spirit to move us intuitively we are using the right hemisphere of our brains.
So much of the religion we practice is left-brained. We listen to intellectual sermons; we read theological books; we learn the teachings of Scripture. But when we allow ourselves to be deeply moved, when our love of God captures our inner being, and when we are engaged in the compassion of Christ, we are using the right half of the brain God has given us.
To use the mind God has given us we should use both sides of our brain. Then, more than words, our prayers become a deeply felt communion with God. Prayer is to love God with mind and heart, body and soul.
Courtesy: healthandsoul.com & David Muyskens@Wind&Fire