Dominate side of the brain

if you know the dominate side of your brain it would make it easier for you to figure out what helps you learn. understand what learning difficulties you may have in the classroom

I seemed to be comfortable using strategies for both sides for the brain. Your preference may be situational and apparent mainly when stress in a factor. This does not necessarily mean that you are ambidextrous. However, you are on your way to becoming whole brained and will benefit from using study strategies useful for both sides of the brain. When you read the descriptions, look for new strategies to try. However, your learning style probably has components from both sides. Some of the traits associated with the left and right side of the brain are listed in the table. Not all of the traits will apply to you.

Type of Cognitive Processing

Brief Description

Linear Processing information from part to whole in a straight forward logical progression.

Holistic Processing information from whole to part; sees the big picture first, not the details.

Sequential Processing information in order from first to last.

Random Processing information with out priority, jumps form one task to another.

Symbolic Processes symbols an pictures; likes to use letters, words and mathematical symbols.

Concrete Processes things that can be seen , or touched - real objects.

Logical Processes information piece by piece using logic to solve a problem.

Intuitive Processes information based on weather or not it feels right know answer but not sure how it was derived.

Verbal Processes thoughts and ideas with words.

Nonverbal Processes thought as illustrations.

Reality-Based Processes information based on reality; focuses on rules and regulations

Fantasy-Oriented Processes information with creativity; less focuses on rules and regulations

what is hemisphericity

An early unquantifiable definition of Hemisphericity- Hemisphericity referred to the idea that people rely on a preferred mode of cognitive processing that is linked to predominant activity of either their left or right cerebral hemisphere.