Understanding your brain type will give you clues to how your mind solves problems. Maybe you, or your students or children have a difficult time with crossword puzzles. Maybe your biggest difficulty has always been math. You might be surprised to know that your dominant brain type has an effect on your learning.
“Your dominant brain type has a very significant affect on your study skills, homework habits, and grades. For instance, some students may struggle with specific assignment types or test questions, based on their specific brain types,” according to HomeworkTips.
But not to worry, once you know your brain type, you can get on the right track to be able to understand difficult concepts or assignments.
“By understanding your dominant brain type, you may be able to adjust your study methods, and perhaps shape your schedule and coursework, to suit your own personality type,” Homework Tips assures.
Finding out which side your brain is more dominant is the first step to adjusting your study routine and making arrangements for your children to tackle their learning in new, innovative ways.
“In general the left and right hemispheres of your brain process information in different ways. We tend to process information using our dominant side. However, the learning and thinking process is enhanced when both side of the brain participate in a balanced manner. This means strengthening your less dominate hemisphere of the brain,” Web–us said.
Finding Your Brain Type
There are two tests you can use:
1. To find your type, go to http://www.mathpower.com/brain.htm.
2. Another right brain vs. left brain creativity test can be found at: http://www.wherecreativitygoestoschool.com/vancouver/left_right/rb_test.htm.
Right Brain Dominant
Do you like extensive conversation and lengthy debates about philosophy and politics? You might be a “right brain dreamer.”
About the right brain oriented, Homework Tips said, “They can be very intelligent and very deep thinkers—so much so that they can get lost in their own little worlds. They make great students of the social sciences and the arts. They are more spontaneous than the cautious left-brainers, and they are likely to follow their own gut feelings.”
Left Brain Dominant
If waiting on the clock gets you stressed and you think of projects in terms of analytics, you might be left brain dominant.
“Typically, dominant left brain students will be more organized, they’ll watch the clock, and they’ll analyze information and process it sequentially. They are often cautious, and they follow rules and schedules. Left brain students are strong in math and science, and can answer questions quickly. Left brain students would make great Jeopardy contestants,” Homework Tips said.
Not Right or Left Brain Dominant
But some people don’t fall into the left dominant, or right dominant categories. Some fall in the middle.
“Some people are very equal when it comes to characteristics. Those students are middle brain oriented, and they might do well on The Apprentice. Why? Students who are middle brain oriented can have strong qualities from either hemisphere. Those students can benefit from logic from the left and intuition from the right. That sounds like a great recipe for success in business, doesn’t it?” Homework Tips said.
More Ways to Analyze Your Brain Type
For more information on the differences between right brain dreamers and the left brain dominant, visit Funderstanding‘s RightBrainvs. LeftBrain.