The theory of the minds function suggests that the two different sides of the brain control two different “modes” of thinking. It also suggests that each of us prefers one mode over the other.
Qualities of the Left Hemisphere
Logical, linear, Literal, Practical language, making sense, social self, spoken/lived narrative, detail monitoring, analytic problem-solving, fact accumulation, chalkboard of the mind, working memory, adding to regulation, handling familiar, moderate levels of stress, more defined neocortical columns
Qualities of the Right Hemisphere
Visual, attunement, voice quality/eye gaze, touch and gesture, circuits of attachment, integrated map of body, effective experience, experience of self, beginning of regulation, empathetic resonance, implicit memory, felt autobiographical narrative, intuition/morality, metaphorical language, rapid processing of novelty, sever levels of stress, more integrated neocortical columns
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