Left or Right?

Which side of your brain do you use more?


Hemisphericity is the term we use in functional neurology to describe differences in firing rates between the left and right sides of the brain. It's 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.

Right vs Left

You may have heard of people describe themselves as "right-brained" or "left-brained," with the left-brainers bragging about their math skills and the right-brainers touting their creativity. That's because the brain is divided down the middle into two hemispheres, with each half performing a fairly distinct set of operations. The brain's right hemisphere controls the muscles on the left side of the body, while the left hemisphere controls the muscles on the right side of the body. The left side of your brain also analyzes information and focus' on the organized and systematic things. While the right hemisphere is mainly in charge of spatial abilities, face recognition and processing music. Right-brain people focus on the visual, they look at the whole picture rather than the details, they're more creative and intuitive and left-brained people pay attention to the details and try to figure out what the picture is showing them.

Brain Dominance

There are hundreds of tests online to figure out whether you're right or left brained. In order to get multiple opinions, you have to take multiple tests. When I took one of the tests, it said that I was 66% left-brained. I took a second test and the result was that I'm 63% left-brained, so I'm consistently left-brainded which means I think more logically and analytically. Based on the answers you give the questions asked on the tests, prove whether you're left or right brained. You just have to answer truly on the questions asked if you really want to find out what you are.

What each side does (in pictures)