The left brain vs. right brain myth – Elizabeth Waters

The left brain vs. right brain myth – Elizabeth Waters

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The human brain is visibly split into a left and right side. This structure has inspired one of the most pervasive ideas about the brain: that the left side controls logic and the right side controls creativity. And yet, this is a myth, unsupported by scientific evidence. So how did this idea come about, and what does it get wrong? Elizabeth Waters looks into this long held misconception.

Lesson by Elizabeth Waters, animation by Daniel Gray.

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20 Responses

  1. AB H says:

    Can you make a video one watching horror? Does it make you feel less empathy


    Thanks for the migraine.

  3. Ethan Dat says:

    I figured out what was wrong with my brain,
    on the LEFT there is nothing RIGHT,
    on the RIGHT there is nothing LEFT!

  4. Sarah Al-baghdadi says:

    Who’s thinking about Bo?

  5. Ariel Chavarria says:

    This video would be relevant if half the people watching this video had even half a brain.

  6. Jerry Xue says:

    People also believe only 10% of the brain is active

  7. Obscurity says:

    That sounds about RIGHT

    I’m sorry I LEFT you on that pun.

    I’m not taking SIDES.

  8. DerpenBurg says:

    my right brain has nothing left
    and my left brain does nothing right.

  9. Life Starter Pack says:

    Let’s be objective here and choose the right side

  10. Tomatofries LAN says:

    I got a right vs left Twix ad

  11. Kevin C-137 says:

    CGP Grey said I am two tho

  12. Tell Me This says:

    why is it always about right and left brain? why isnt it ever about right and left testicles?

  13. Pretyee. Ødd. says:

    Bo Burnham taught me about the left and right brain

  14. Zero Band Gaming says:

    Really good one. Try it.

    While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Now, while doing this, draw the number six in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction and there is nothing you can do about it.

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