For years scientists have said there is a difference between the functions of our right and left hemisphere’s in our brains. As the text in the image below says…
I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorise. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.
I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feet. I am movement. Vivid colours. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.
I am a scientist but I am also a writer. Because of this I’ve always found it hard to switch between the analytical and creative when writing for work versus writing fiction. So the explanation that the two hemispheres of our brain are wired differently has always made perfect sense to me.
However, a new study suggests this thinking is actually wrong. That the two hemisphere’s are cross-wired and it is activity dependent and not holistic as first thought.
If that’s the case, I wonder why I struggle so much with the switch from the science to the creative? Does anyone else have this problem?