martes, 12 de julio de 2011

65.) "THE MYSTERYS OF THE BRAIN" : Un texto para leer

How our BRAIN works  = Como funciona nuestro cerebro

All human brains are very similar. The brain is divided into two hemispheres which are a little different. The left side is for all kinds of communication. The right side of the brain receives and analyses information from the outside world. More than ninety percent of the population is right-handed = (diestro) and these people use the left hemishpere more, and if you´re left-handed you use the right side of the brain more. There are investigations which say that male and female brains may work differently in some things, but when it is related to problem-solving activities, the male and female brain works in the same way. Do we at times use one side and at other moments use the other side, or can we use both sides of the brain at the same time, which sounds more logical?
Or perhaps all of this is "HOGWASH"  =  Tonterías
As said before, "LEFTIES"  =  Zurdos use the right side of the brain which is more holistic thinking (emphasizing the importance of the whole). They are more creative and visual thinkers. It is also said that "lefties" are more "CLUMSY" = torpes; it is because they have to use tools = (herramientas), which are made for right-handed people.
And it is said that right-handed people use the left side of the brain which is more for linear thinking (organize thoughts in a step by step way).  Is this true or not?
It is also said that all the great artists and musicians use the right side of the brain more. Is this true?
Another important question is how much of the brain do people use. It is said we only use10%, but is this true, or do use we more?  I´m sure there are brain-training exercises that we can do to increase this precentage and perhaps use 100% of the brain. Or do we already use 100% of the brain!

There are some expressions using the word "BRAIN"
Brainy (colloquial)  = para decir muy inteligente (cerebrito): She´s quite brainy = Es un cerebrito
Brainstorming session  =  Lluvia de ideas
Have a brainstorm  =  Tener una idea brillante
Brainwash  = Lavar el cerebro: Soldiers were brainwashed during the war  =  A los soldados se les lavaron el cerebro durante la guerra
Brainless  = Estúpido - What a brainless thing to say! = Vaya estupidez lo que has dicho!
Brainteaser  =  Rompe cabezas
Brainchild = Creación, invento o idea brillante  - Whose brainchild was this? = De quien era esta idea brillante?
Brains = Lumbrera  - My wife is the brains in the family = Mi mujer es la lumbrera de la familia

It is said that left-brained people are the following:
They like classical music
Good at languages
Good at math
Very logical
Like dogs
They are rational
Do things in a planned way
Usually not absent-minded  =  despistados
Like to read
Are organized
Follow western thought

It is said that right-brained people are the following:
They are good at sports
Good at art
They like cats
Ocassionally absent-minded = despistados
Solve problems intuitively
They are dreamers  = soñadores
They are philisophical
Good at geometry
Like to clown-around  =  hacer el payaso
Follow eastern thought

Do you see the dancing figure turning clockwise  = en el sentido de las agujas del reloj or
counterclockwise =  en sentido contrario de las agujas del reloj.
If you see the dancer going clockwise, then you use the right side of the brain more.

Now do this brain test

Here´s an explanation in english about the use of the left or right side of the brain. Do you agree?
See how much you understand and if you agree "Ver cuanto entiendes y si estás de acuerdo"

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