Left Brain, Right Brain

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Left Brain, Right Brain

  • 1980 ----- color ----- 51 min ----- 16mm/dvd/vhs
  • "Language is the brain's ultimate achievement making thought conscious," says Julian Jaynes of Princeton University. The main seat of language processing, abstract thought and other analytical functions occur in the dominant left hemisphere in most people. Spatial concepts, visual skills and musical ability are usually associated with the right side. A variety of tests have been developed to pinpoint the exact geography of the brain in an individual. A number of these tests are shown together with others describing verbal activity in the brain. A number of leading specialists explain their findings on the asymmetrical evolution of the brain from primates to man. (skin tone on DVD is tinted somewhat more toward yellow).
  • Topics: (Anthropology, Physiology, Psychology: Bio-Behavioral)