Think You're "Right-Brained" or "Left-Brained?" Think Again.
By: University of Utah Health Science Office of Public Affairs | Aug 20, 2013 8:00 AM
Following a two-year study, University of Utah researchers have debunked that myth through identifying specific networks in the left and right brain that process lateralized functions.
Researchers obtained brain scans for the population they studied from a database called INDI, the International Neuroimaging Data-Sharing Initiative. The participants’ scans were taken during a functional connectivity MRI analysis, meaning a participant laid in a scanner for 5 to 10 minutes while their resting brain activity was analyzed.
Jeffrey S. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D. talks more about his findings and what implications they have for the common assertion that people are either "left-brained" or "right-brained."