Infographic: Left Brain vs. Right Brain



I continue to be intrigued by infographics and how they so effectively communicate information by combining text, data, and images. This one, published by, shows what kinds of thinking are controlled by which brain hemisphere.

Knowing your inclination — right brain or left brain — is helpful for writers and students in general. I have always argued that writing necessarily involves both brain halves. We need the creative and artistic right brain and logical, precise left brain to do almost any kind of writing well — which makes writing hard for everyone. Or, to view it more optimistically — it makes all of us potentially good writers!

Check out the graphic. Which side do you tend to fall on?

Are You Left or Right Brain?
Via: Online College Advice


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Brian WaskoBrian is the founder and president of One of his passions is to teach young people how to write better.View all posts by Brian Wasko

  1. Wendy

    Well. I think I’m… both.

    • Brian Wasko
      Brian Wasko02-15-2012

      No fair. You don’t lean a little bit one way? ­čÖé

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