What Is the Difference In Function Between the Left Side of the Brain and the Right Side of the Brain?

Most people tend to emphasize characteristics of the left side of the brain, which controls verbal and analytical skills such as speech, language, and grammar.

Lawyers, accountants, politicians, business executives, salespeople, and teachers depend on these skills.

On the other hand, the right brain is visual, it jumps easily to conclusions and it gets the big picture.

Artists tend to exploit their right brains, while architects, engineers, and doctors effectively utilize both the left and right sides of their brains.

The fact that creative writers use language, governed by the left brain, for their artistic expression doesn’t contradict that they are more influenced by the artistic right side.

The American writer Mark Twain once sent a manuscript to his publisher with the following message: “Gentlemen! please scatter these through the attached according to your taste.”

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