While researching for our recent meetup, I stumbled upon an article on right brain vs. left brain.
Experimentation has shown that the two different sides, or hemispheres, of the brain are responsible for different manners of thinking.
What does this information have to do with us writers? Well, a lot it seems. Our creative muses reside in our right brain, and we use this hemisphere most often for writing. Our internal editors, (or Infernal Critic, as I like to call it) reside in our left brain, and we use this hemisphere for editing. Simply put, we use our right brain for writing and our left brain for editing.
Since writing a book requires both hemispheres of the brain, I was curious to see which side of the brain I used more often.
I took a random quiz I found online
And I was quite happy with the result of my test:
Apparently I use both sides of my brain equally. This is good news–but I always thought that as a writer, I would have more of a right-brain dominance. I’m wondering how others would fare in this quiz. Would writers show a right/left brain dominance or equal dominance?
Would you care to test your brain dominance in the service of science? Let’s do a little experiment, my friends. Take the same quiz I took here, and post your results as comments on this blog.
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