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Brain Hemisphericity

The brain is divided into two hemispheres, each of which specializes in a different type of task; however, no task uses only one side of the brain. Some people seem to process information and to perform tasks more readily using one side of the brain than the other. The concept of brain hemisphericity in individuals has implications in education and learning theory that extend into gifted learning as well.

Hemisphere History

The hemispheres are the newest part of the brain, evolutionarily, and the majority of reasoned thought is processed in these areas. Hemispheres receive identical information, but each side processes that information differently, leading to specialization. The two hemispheres communicate their perceptions across the corpus callosum, a strip of neurons that runs between the hemispheres. The ...

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