Are You Left or Right Brained?

Before You Start

 

ACTIVE TIME:
20-30 minutes

TOTAL PROJECT TIME:
20-30 minutes

KEY CONCEPTS:
right brain, left brain, laterality, handedness, sidedness, left/right dominance, neurobiology

Introduction

 

If you write with your right hand, you may also prefer to draw, throw a ball, or eat food with your right hand, but have you ever wondered if your right foot is also more dominant than your left foot? What about your right eye and ear — do you prefer to use them more than your left ones? In this activity, you will get to find out whether people have a sidedness — that is, whether they generally prefer to do activities with one side of their body — and what that might say about their brain.

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Credits

 

Teisha Rowland, PhD, Science Buddies

 

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