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There Is No Left Brain/Right Brain

There Is No Left Brain/Right Brain | Unplug | Scoop.it

You are hardly alone if you believe that humanity is divided into two great camps: the left-brain and the right-brain thinkers — those who are logical and analytical vs. those who are intuitive and creative. It seems to be natural law. Except it isn’t.

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Susan Taylor's insight:

Wow!  This is news to me!  There is no Left Brain/Right Brain divide.


For as long as I can remember, human beings were either left-brain thinkers (rational and analytical) or right-brain thinkers (intuitive and creative).  Come to find out, that's not the case at all, and apparently scientists have known this for a very long time.


While the "left and right halves of the brain do function in some different ways, these differences are more subtle than is popularly believed."  In addition, the halves of the brain do not work in an isolated way.  Instead they work together as a whole system.  Finally, "people don't preferentially use one side or the other."


A brain myth busted!

Lawrence Lanoff's curator insight, December 29, 2013 4:16 AM

Oops. I did it again. 

Miguel Garcia's curator insight, December 30, 2013 5:16 PM


Eero Karvonen's curator insight, May 9, 2014 11:59 AM

Not left and right, but bottom and top…

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Entrepreneurs Are Born -- Not Made

Entrepreneurs Are Born -- Not Made | Unplug | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs: nature or nurture? Telegraph.co.uk With the news that Labour are considering scrapping benefits for the under-25s if they are not in work, and as we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, Cause4 Michelle Wright questions the theory...

Via Thomas Faltin
Susan Taylor's insight:

One of the fastest growing studies in both the US and the UK is the study of entrepreneurship.  And as Entrepreneurship Week is celebrated globally, Michelle Wright poses an interesting question: Can any child grow up to be an entrepreneur?


Still cynical about whether entrepreneurship can be taught, Ms. Wright agrees that every undergraduate should have the opportunity to learn how to set up and own a business.  Yet there is a fundamental difference between teaching students how to set up a company vs. the sensitivities it takes to run it. 


"The key skills of sparking somebody’s imagination of creativity, boldness and the desire to take risks, are instincts."  So it stands to reason that some people are are more suited to be entrepreneurs than others. 


In Wright's view, perhaps it is then the question itself that needs to be rephrased.  Instead of asking ‘can entrepreneurship be taught’, we should instead be questioning whether its principles and concepts be applied to the real world. 






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