right-brained


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right-brained

(rīt′brānd′) also

right-brain

(-brān′)
adj.
1. Having the right brain dominant.
2. Of or relating to the thought processes involved in creativity and imagination, generally associated with the right brain.
3. Of or relating to a person whose behavior is dominated by emotion, creativity, intuition, nonverbal communication, and global reasoning rather than logic and analysis.
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(12) In the arena of fine singing, imagine how limiting it is for the baritone who harbors the notion that as a rational left-brainer he has a "talent" for rhythm but just isn't "cut out for acting," or the soprano who excuses her musical mistakes as a "right-brained learner" who was "never any good at rhythm." Likewise, the science-or-art debate in voice pedagogy erects similar restrictions; if sides are taken, no matter which one you land on, you are automatically rejecting half of the body of knowledge in our field.
If you find yourself pulling answers out of the air without knowing how you got them; if you focus on the big picture before the details; if you're creative, emotional, and spatially skilled; and if you learn best by doing rather than listening, you might be a right-brained learner.
Although it is believed that in extreme right-brained children neural circuitry does not establish a good connection between the brain and hand, creating difficulties with fine motor skills and problems with handwriting, in time, these brilliant students develop incredible finger dexterity.
As eloquently expressed by Mary Ellen Bates, an information industry observer, "One of the challenges of info pros has been to use the structured information-retrieving and--filtering tools, which really do require sequential, left-brained thinking, while simultaneously thinking creatively and intuitively about the entire spectrum of information sources and features, which requires right-brained analysis.
Karzen learned early that she loves the high-octane mix of left- and right-brained power her job demands.
The Website was created in conjunction with the recent update of Marquis Publications' ebook, "Marketing and Selling Fine Art Online: A Right-Brained Guide to a Left Brained Industry"
Right-brained people may solve things by looking at the whole picture.
It's also throwing old myths out the window: that we use only 10 percent of our brains and that children are either right-brained or left-brained, says Pat Wolfe, author, educational consultant and the founder of Napa, Calif.-based Mind Matters.
There I learned that American Indians, like Asians, were right-brained people, while those of European stock were left-brained.
Shlain contends that agricultural preliterate cultures were principally informed by holistic, right-brained modes of thinking that venerated the Goddess and feminine values and images.
Research has shown that American Indian and African American students are primarily right-brained in learning styles, while Anglo and Asian students are primarily left-brained.
Although Quidam's story line is abstract, its music and imagery create a thematic unity that evokes the tension between happiness and sorrow; between the infinite possibilities of the dream-world and the too-frequent dreariness of everyday life, between the left-brained Western conscious mind and the right-brained creative, intuitive imagination.