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Re: Right side of the brain

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The Colliers (atla)
Thu, 29 Apr 1999 06:26:58 +0200

Hi there,
It's Leigh, Tracey from Durban's daughter
I'm going to b majoring in linguistics next year at university and I was
talking to a friend of my mother's who has her Master's degree. sahe
told me that as a child, linguistics is located on the right side of the
brain and as the child passes through puberty, it is actually relocated
(don't ask me how!) to the left side of the brain (more specifically the
left temporal lobe). This is why a child can suffer trauma to the right
side of the brain and still learn to talk at a later stage whereas an
adult who suffers trauma to the left side of the brain has minimal
chances of regaining the ability to talk.
Hope this helps

(also from Durban)
> as left/right brain differences.
> Also, I noticed in book "Drawing on the Right Side
> of the Brain" the author says that linguistics is
> primarily located on the left side of the brain. This
> is the opposite of where Howard Gardner says linguistics is housed in his
> book, "Multiple Intelligences" (which I recommend). I tend to go with
> Gardner, but does anyone have harder data on where linguistics are located?
> Has anyone done any work or studies on right side of the brain activities?
> I'm working through "Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain" and I am
> having LOTS of fun with it.
> Just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on this or any other reading
> material to recommend.
> Thanks!