Left and right brain functions, artwork

  • Stephen Magrath
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Hand drawn illustration using fibre tip pens on paper. Bird's eye view of the brain looking down from above with left (red) and right (blue) hemispheres colour-coded. Traditionally, it was thought that people with left brain styles of thought tend towards logical, analytical approaches whereas people with right brain styles favour holistic, creative approaches. Although language and calculation are typically more lateralised to the left hemisphere, as with all cognitive tasks, both hemispheres are involved to some degree. Neurones responsible for carrying information (in the form of electrical signals) to and from the brain are also depicted (bottom left). Text in left side of the brain reads: linearity, logic, maths, sense. Text in right side of the brain reads: wonder, spontaneity, imagination, empathy, sensibility, creativity, spirituality.


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