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Brain Dominance

¿Do you know what brain dominance means? Latest studies on cerebral cortex are shifting self knowledge and teamwork paradigms. One of 4 cuadrants is dominant in each one of us (analogue to left or right hand dominance) determining our talents and weaknesses. Knowledge that is helping thousands in choosing degrees, career paths and having the right person for the right job.

How brain dominance can help in career planning?
Brain dominance is being used in identifying individual and group talents or strengths. This self knowledge based on latest neurological discoveries helps in making better decisions as which university career one should study or in accepting one job from another. Refer to books in the bibliography section for more information on these subjects. 5 comentarios Vínculos a esta entrada


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Can you see the ballerina dancing in both directions? According to the hemisfere you look at her is the direction she moves. I don"t know if it"s proved, but it"s interesting. Enjoy. 30 comentarios Vínculos a esta entrada

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Brain Dominance in education
Whole Brain Teaching and Learning by Sue Leonard This article reviews the concepts of Ned Herrmann·s Brain Dominance theory and instrument. Herrmann·s Whole Brain Model can be used to build learning experiences to enhance learning and make it more memorable for all participants. Ned Herrmann·s Research Ned Herrman's Whole Brain Model combines Roger Sperry's left/right brain theory and Paul MacLean's

The brain dominance for innovators is upper right (cerebral). each area has functions associated it to create a model of thinking and learning. illustrations and pictures. Each quadrant has a preferred style of learning and preferences for particular types of learning activities. factual learnings (theorist) Step-by-step instructions (organizer) History. policies and procedures. metaphors. facts. People with these preferences have lower left (limbic) brain dominance. and details. textbooks and readings. exercises and problem solving with steps. The brain dominance for theorists is the upper left (cerebral). The quadrants are: Left Cerebral (upper left) Left Limbic (lower left) Right Limbic (lower right) Right Cerebral (upper right As with the other brain models. and holistic approaches.Humanitarians: Prefer cooperative learning and group discussion. etc. and dramatization. Organizers: These are people who prefer to learn by outlining. critical thinking.triune model (rational brain. Their brain preference is lower right (limbic) Preferred Learning Activities Knowledge of HBDT can help people in the training and education fields develop and deliver training that is more applicable to everyone and is also better remembered. mind mapping and synthesis. When the activity matches a learner·s preference. timelines (organizer) Brainstorming or free association activities (innovator) Visual or graphic mind-maps (innovator) . Innovators: Innovators prefer brainstorming. Below are some activities with the HBDI preference that prefers that activity shown in parentheses: Precise definitions (theorist) To-the-point. intermediate brain and primitive brain) to produce a quadrant model of the brain. checklists. role-playing. there is an increased probability that learning will occur. Practitioners of HBDT use the following labels each quadrant for persons whose strongest preference is in that quadrant: Left Cerebral: Theorists Left Limbic: Organizers Right Limbic: Humanitarians Right Cerebral: Innovators Theorists: These are people who like lecture.

Participants can check out mentally when the training environment has too many of the frustrations for their HDBI preference. we need to re-examine all of our previous assumptions about teaching and learning The content. and different learning styles. different ways of knowing. The kit has cards with several learning activities for each HBDI preference. poor sequencing.Use of personal impact stories (humanist) Collaborative activities (humanist) Frustrations in Learning When training is biased mostly toward one HBDI preference. The HBDI preference that might experience that frustration is shown in parentheses after the frustration: Vague. Herman International has designed a training kit that helps developers and trainers pick activities to ensure whole brain training. ambiguous instructions (theorist) Inefficient use of time (theorist) Too slow a pace (innovator) Lack of overview/conceptual framework (innovator) Disorganization. . In light of the above. persons with other preferences will experience a great deal of frustration. Below are some of the types of frustrations people can experience. hopping around (organizer) Lack of practice time (organizer) Impersonal approach or examples (humanist) No sensory input. design and delivery of each learning point must be whole brained to meet the diverse learning and thinking styles of the learners. taking advantage of the all the mental processes of the brain Teachers and trainers typically design learning experiences that reflect their own thinking/learning preferences. This is achieved by ´paraphrasingµ the learning point in each of the different modes of the whole brain model. sterile learning climate (humanist) Teaching & Learning Assumptions The Whole Brain teaching approach starts with several teaching and learning assumptions that are very consistent with MBTI principles: People have different preferred modes of thinking and learning Those preferences influence how we: process and store information retrieve information make meaning out of information All learning groups are made up of people with different thinking style preferences. Effective learning is ´whole brainedµ.

The results were mixed. Hermann has discovered that in groups of 15 or more with ¶normal· characteristics. Victor Bunderson and James Olsen of Wicat and later by C. Sally Power. they are most likely whole-brained. managing and communicating are going well. HBD Instrument Hermann Developed an instrument. Correlation Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ® As Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) enthusiasts might speculate. brain dominance data also indicate that people with similar occupations tend to have the same general profile. Schadty and Potvin at the University of Texas carried out validation experiments in conjunction with these validation studies.The idea is that each learning module or segment should have activities for each quadrant·s preferences. So a balanced training might look like this: Agenda (quadrant B) Overview (quadrant D) Warm-up (quadrant C) Factual lecture (quadrant A) Concrete examples (quadrant B) Brainstorming or mind-mapping (quadrant D) Critical review of material (quadrant A) Journaling or stories (quadrant C) When teaching. Figure 2 shows the relationships. This shows that it is essential to consider the uniqueness of the learning group when designing educational programs for the group. The HBDIŒ is the result of extensive validation and has been developed and modified taking into account the results of continuing brain research. They also noted that when things don·t seem to be working. Three examples of the rigorous validation for the HBDIŒ are: Validation studies of C. Group Preferences THE HBDI has been given to over one million people. Data also show there is a strong and direct correlation between a person·s personal profile and his or her occupational profile. Victor Bunderson and Kevin Ho. However. with the strongest correlations between Introverted Thinking and Cerebral Left (theorists) and Extraverted iNtuition and Cerebral Right (innovators). One recommendation is to pick two activities for each quadrant. The HBDIŒ is a thinking styles assessment tool which allows a person to learn more about how his or her brain functions and thinking and learning preferences. Jean Kummerow and Lorman Lundsten (1999) conducted multiple studies based on some previous work done by Power and Lundsten (1997). . the group will be spread among the four quadrants. and his or her learning profile. the Herrmann Brain Dominance InstrumentŒ (HBDI) in 1979. it·s likely we·ve forgotten one or more of the quadrants. there is a correlation between MBTI® preference and HBDI preference.

Except that . education. Lorman.kheper. but this one came too Vol 43. The Whole Brain Business Book. it was such a good question! Others in the audience .accsys-corp.auz.html ACCSYS Corporation: FAQs: http://www. Power. Kummerow. and Lundsten. References Herrmann.htm Hope Unlimited Dynamic Thinking: http://www. Journal of Psychological Type. The Ned Herrmann Group.hbdi. Vínculos a esta entrada Etiquetas: brain dominance. 1999. when the hunched-over woman in the blue dress in the front row raised her hand. Ned. too early on. Vol New YorkMcGrtaw-Hill. the facilitator had encouraged questions. The HBDI is adaptable and takes account of the fact that we can grow and change. experiences. Sally J. This encourages many people to discover and design a pathway for change. The Creative Brain. ´Is Myers-Briggs ever wrong?µ With graphs and drawings plastered all over the walls and a standing-room only crowd in attendance. Jean M.htm For more about whole-brain learning contact Leonard Consulting at 847-692-1911. "The workshop had barely run 10 minutes. and Lundsten. Sally J.Through the research and experimentation of leaders in the field including Roger The Ned Herrmann Group --http://www. Hermann International. Power. 1995. 1996. Hundreds of EEG experiments carried out by Ned Herrmann. Lorman. Henry Mintzberg.hopellc. . Other features of the HBDI include: The results of the scoring are free of value judgment and cultural bias. education and self-understanding. 1997. . A Herrmann Brain Dominance Profile Analysis of the Sixteen MBTI Types In a Sample of MBA Herrmann. management. Insights into creativity. Studies That Compare Type Theory and Lef-Brain-Right-Brain Theory. test 10/04/2007 Various Tests BEYOND MYERS-BRIGGS: THE ART OF USING YOUR WHOLE BRAIN Lya Sorano This article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2001 issue of Competitive Edge® magazine. Journal of Psychological Type.dynamicthinking. and Michael Gazzaniga. communication. Ned.html Paul McLean·s Triune Modelhttp://www. Robert Ornstein.

thirty years after the MBTI was introduced. (in the 1990s) designed instruments for personality assessment. the introverted intuitive acts as an introverted intuitive. took the whole thing and designed her BTSA. guiding and helping people.g. continued with elements 6.had wondered about this also.´The person who gave me the test. and by consciously managing how you handle all tasks that require skills not managed by your preference. They agree that everyone has a dominant (preferred. you will be able to use the guidelines provided in Thriving in Mind to help you lessen the extent to which you falsify type . Jung developed his theory in the 1930s and had absolutely no interest in a popular/commercial application. the Swiss psychiatrist who first developed a theory of psychological types and identified eight elements that became the tools for understanding. the outcome of the test is often wrong. and Katherine Benziger. the introverted sensor and the extraverted sensor.µ the facilitator·s eyes lit up. to find out if a new hire should become a financial analyst or join the marketing team.D. her engaging smile became a beam and she was obviously thrilled with the interlocutor·s question. ´The Cost of Falsificationµ and ´Links between Living True to Type and Wellness on the one . Carl G. they also use the two established directions of focusing energy (introversion and extraversion: element 2). ´told me I was an extravert and should think about a career in sales. Ph. The difference between the two instruments (Myers-Briggs·s MBTI and Benziger·s BTSA) is that the former is based on only the first five of Jung·s elements. Women who hire coaches for personal growth and development ² such a nineties thing! ² are routinely given the test and offered advice and encouragement based upon its results. Katherine Benziger.µ ´Myers-Briggs works very well. the introverted feeler and the extraverted feeler. But if type is falsified. undisputed vehicle for personality testing. after all. etc.Once you have an understanding of your preference. both the mother-daughter team of Myers and Briggs (in the 1950s). 7 and 8 of Jung·s theory (e. ´if the person being tested thinks true to his or her type. feeling and sensing (Jung·s element 1). a neuropsychologist by leveraging your preference consciously and frequently each day. but stopped short of the more complicated ² and interesting! ² science behind Jung·s theory. however. Dr. Jung. ´and let me tell you why!µBased upon the groundbreaking work of Dr. but I know I am an introvert and I don·t think selling is my strong point. thinking. which is now available for personal assessment as well as a workplace testing tool. even if they had never voiced their doubts.µ the workshop leader commented. both online and in print. lead) mode of thinking (element 3) and that this mode combines (Jung·s 4th element) with the focused energy direction to form a person·s personality type: the introverted thinker and the extraverted thinker. Dr. yes. is the widely-used. Is Myers-Briggs ever wrong? How could that be possible?´Yes. ² and this is where Myers-Briggs leaves us. Element 5 of Jung·s theory is described as ´Living True to Typeµ ² the extraverted thinker acts as an extraverted thinker. Then. Myers-Briggs and Benziger work with the same types of thinking: intuitive. Myers-Briggs.µ the woman in blue continued. ´Falsifying Typeµ. Myers-Briggs had the application interest.µ Jung. isn·t it? Companies use it all the time. while the latter makes use of all eight. the introverted intuitive and the extraverted intuitive. Benziger.

If you lack energy and enthusiasm. Hungry for far more than the 90minute workshop was able to provide. There is a simple test. chances are you are falsifying your natural thinking type. non-preferred mode of thinking most of the time. over the last five-thousand years.benziger. if you feel tired or depressed. your mode of thinking is falsified. speculations. . you mostly use your non-dominant. the free encyclopedia The history of the brain details the development of thoughts. The US educational system is geared towards the adoption of a falsified thinking type and our workplaces perpetuate the process. not natural. Conditioning causes us to set aside our natural thinking type and adopt a false one. The woman in the blue dress left the room with a smile on her face and noticeably straightened shoulders. regarded it to be a form of ´cranial stuffingµ of sorts. during the day. but others in the audience now had their hands up: ´What do you mean by falsified type?µ ´What makes us falsify type?µ ´How do we know if we falsify type?µBriefly. Vínculos a esta entrada Etiquetas: experiences. the facilitator referred her audience to Dr. Early views on the function of and her book ´Thriving in Mindµ (order information available on the Web site). not true to your innate thinking type. In Egypt. if you are prone to illnesses. and ideas as to the function of the central nervous system. whole brain 1/11/2007 For our basal left friends (green) a bit of history on brain study History of the brain From Wikipedia. day in and day out. even minor ones. her Myers-Briggs experience explained and well put behind her. this is what the workshop leader conveyed to her audience: If.The woman in the front row was much relieved. if you experience boredom at work or lack of ´centerednessµ at home.hand and Falsifying Type and Illness on the otherµ) and offers the world her BTSA assessment tool. test. Benziger·s Web site (www. Now she knew how to get beyond its limitations".

Drawing of the base of the brain by Andrea Vesalius (1543). dogs. while the heart was the seat of intelligence. on Alcmeon's work). in preparation for mummification. 1600s In the Age of Enlightenment. we know about their achievements due mostly to secondary sources. although colloquial variations of the former remain as in ´memorizing something by heartµ. believed the brain to be the seat of intelligence (based.335/330-280/250 BC) and Erasistratus of Ceos (c. the brain was regularly removed. the greek anatomist Galen dissected the brains of sheep. In the 4th BC Hippocrates. Galen further theorized that the brain functioned by movement of fluids through theventricles[3]. During the hellenistic period.· Over the next fivethousand years. Herophilus of Calcedonia (c. describes the symptoms. among other non-human mammals. among others before him. it must control the muscles. during the first step of mummification: ¶The most perfect practice is to extract as much of the brain as possible with an iron hook. but to almost every field of the bio-sciences. diagnosis. as the cerebellum was more dense than the brain. The word brain (adjacent). written in the 17th century BC. among other reasons. During the 4th century BC Aristotle though that. it must be where the senses were processed. Earliest views Hieroglyphic for the word "brain" (c. and what the hook cannot reach is mixed with drugs. the Ancient Greeksdeveloped differing views on the function of the brain. the brain is now known to be seat of intelligence. swine. this view came to be reversed.1700 BC) The Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus. It is said that it was the pythagorean Alcmaeon of Croton (VI and V centuries BC) who first considered the brain to be the place where the mind was located. René Descartes espoused a fluid mechanical view of the brain similar to . He reasoned that humans are more rational than the beasts because. the brain was a cooling mechanism for the blood . Their works are today almost completely lost. monkeys. According toHerodotus. He concluded that. while as the cerebrum was soft. wounded in the head. occurring eight times in this papyrus. for it was the heartthat was assumed to be the seat of intelligence. and prognosis of two patients.[1] During the second half of the first millennium BC. contains the earliest recorded reference to the brain. 300240 BC) made fundamental contributions not only to brain and nervous systems' anatomy and physiology.from the late Middle Kingdom onwards. they have a larger brain to cool their hot-bloodedness [2]. who had compound fractures of the skull. During the Roman Empire. Their discoveries had to be rediscovered two millenia after their death.

1900s First EEG trace recorded by Hans Berger (1929) By the 20th century. However.Galen's. In the mid-1600s great progress in describing the anatomy of the brain (neuroanatomy) was achieved by the English anatomist Thomas Willis and Flemish anatomist Vesalius. These neurochemicals are responsible for carrying signals from one neuron to another across the tiny gaps (synapses) between the neuronal connections. 1800s The scientists of the 1800s debated whether areas of the braincorresponded to specific functions or if the brain functioned as a whole (the "aggregate field theory"). the higher mental functions of humans were accomplished by the "soul". The redundancy of functioning has come to be known as parallel distributed processing [5]. . and Korbinian Brodmann eventually helped to show that areas of the brain had specific functions. Luigi Galvani showed that electrically stimulating thesciatic nerve of a dissected frog caused movement of the attached muscle. such asspeech and language. They dispelled many of the notions of Galen and Descartes. However. German physician Hans Berger recorded the first electrical potentials from a living brain. Their work showed that. Jean Pierre Flourens championed the aggregate field theory in opposition to the pseudoscience ofphrenology. are usually controlled by a particular cerebral hemisphere. His experiments moved scientists away from the fluid mechanical theory of the brain and toward an electrical theory. Neurotransmitters were discovered and investigated by many scientists. and resolved many facts about the macro structure of the brain. Descartes thought that although this explanation was adequate for the brain functions of animals. Galvani's work led to research in bioelectricity and to the discovery of the membrane potential and action potential by researchers such as Emil du Bois-Reymond. Henry Hallett Dale. including Otto Loewi. This theoretical separation of the mind and brain became known as the mind-body problem. 1700s In the 1700s. In 1929. the work of Paul Broca. with Descartes espousing the dualist view of the mind as separate from the brain[4]. the anatomical works of Santiago Ramón y Cajaland Camillo Golgi laid the foundation for the study of individual neurons. while some functions were repeated. Karl Wernicke. founded by Franz Joseph Gall. Charles Scott Sherrington and Edgar Douglas Adrianfurthered the study of neurons with the new techniques usingelectrodes. In the 19th century. there is also alateralization of brain function whereby some functions. and Arvid Carlsson. This technique³known aselectroencephalography or EEG³led to the widespread use ofneuroimaging on live.

Neuroscientists use many different approaches to study the brain at different levels³from the molecules to systems.W. B.A. New York: McGrawHill. References Bear. Schwartz JH. Miguel Nicolelis introduced multi-electrode recording techniques which led to creation of rudimentarybrain-computer Vínculos a esta entrada Etiquetas: brain. Considerable knowledge has accumulated about the electrophysiological properties of different types of neurons and their responses to neurotransmitters.wikipedia. M. Recordings from the brains of awake. Principles of Neural Science. Baltimore: Lippincott.F. Jessell TM (2000). history. 4th ed. Modern neuroscience is experiencing rapid growth due to the availability of computers capable of handling the intense processing required for understanding such a complex system. Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain.. neuroscience 1/06/2007 Images for our right hemisfere friends . Kandel. Rapidly developing neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) allows scientists to study the brain in living humans and animals in ways that their predecessors could not. ISBN 0-8385-7701-6. behaving animals pioneered byEdward Evarts help to decode neuronal firing during different behaviors and cognitive processes. and M. Connors. ISBN 0-7817-3944-6. ER. Taken from: humans and animals to study the processes of the mind.. Paradiso (2001). specially frontal right's (yelow's) .


the web site.G. . The C.Vínculos a esta entrada Etiquetas: brain. creativity. Jung Page at www. images. G. brain dominance. Information presented includes: articles. Jung. Some of these authors can be found below. whole brain 12/13/2006 Various authors Other Contemporary Authors on Type Written by Donwilliams Many authors from psychology to wellness to business have discovered that typology is more important than most of us ever dreamed. We invite you to explore is the most complete web site available. For those wanting to learn more about C.

and at the same time pointing out that when people falsify type to survive they generally do so using the brain's path of least resistance. The book. Clifton. Aron's book. Aron's work confirms Dr. that falsification of type is a tremendous global problem affecting production. that the American culture tends to have a predictably negative effect on introverted persons such that they report suffering from depression more than the average person. Elaine N.papers and interviews. and concluded that it was impossible for any business to be highly effective when 80 percent of its workers are falsifying type. reveals that Gallup Consulting did a 25-year retrospective study of their global consulting practice in order to understand why the had not been more successful in helping clients achieve their goals. In other words. The Path of Least Resistance. they discovered that 80 percent of their clients' employees around the world were falsifying type. The point that Dr. workshop schedules. For those interested specifically in falsification of type. The Gallup Findings confirm Dr. links to Jungian institutes and related websites.because this is indeed the path of least resistance they take unconsciously in life to try to . For this reason. health and mental health so dramatically that it can be understood to be as serious as AIDS. Benziger has added to the discussion is that the depression is the natural result of these people feeling overwhelmed. Again. individual and corporate effectiveness. but the type of thinking across their brain's corpus callosum from their preference . written by a team of Gallup researchers-consultants. Fritz's insight that people can make change more often when they are set up and keep the tension between what they want and their current reality. continues to be a top seller among the self-help books. book reviews as well as a glossary of Jung's terminology. Their discovery and the most significant point in made in the book is that they were not more successful because throughout the world in businesses of all sizes 80 percent of the employees were being encouraged to develop and use their weaknesses rather than their strengths. with the Gallup International Research and Education Center. not surprisingly. when people have been wounded early in life their home base is often not their true preference. Benziger's use of The path of least resistance includes honoring Fritz's work. Benziger's observations in Overcoming Depression. Robert Fritz's book. Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Benziger's findings in her book. across the corpus callosum. the natural result of our 2nd crisis response. one of the most interesting new books is Now Discover Your Strengths. The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You. reporting the experiences of introverted people living in the United States. Falsification of Type. continues to attract attention from introverts seeking to understand why they are so overwhelmed. conserve withdraw trying to help these people stay alive and survive when they are living continuously in an impossible world.

strengths. he has observed what Jung referred to as the "serious Costs of Falsification" for the individual and society. they feel happy and internally energized. The dislike here identified as a health risk is generally a powerful inner message that the person is outside their area of natural effectiveness. and introversion/extraversion. When people do jobs which suit their natural lead function and natural level of extraversion/introversion. That the authors suggest business look into and apply Jung's model by looking at and using the MBTI assessment indicates only that the authors are unaware personally of the BTSA. That the authors are recommending business leaders look to Jung's work is important. Although the author does not know about Benziger's work with Jung's Falsification of Type. For.survive. and that businesses are well served to seek to apply at least three key features of Jung's model to assure their success: the four functions or functionally specialized regions of the cortex. less sophisticated models lack a full appreciation of features such as extraversion and introversion. whole brain Older PostsHome Subscribe to: Posts (Atom) Interesting Exercise . which is a solid and important next step beyond the MBTI. Vínculos a esta entrada Etiquetas: assessments. as they say. Natural Health September-October 1997 Issue contains an article on "Danger: Men At Work" in which the author quotes the president of the American Holistic Medical Association as saying that many people actually get sick and die from holding jobs they dislike. the tendency for each person to have only one natural lead. The Harvard Business Review July-August 1997 Issue contains an article on "Putting Your Company's Whole Brain to Work" in which the authors suggest that contemporary neuroscience is validating Jung's model.

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