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Debunking the 'Right Brain' Myth

We readily refer to ‘left brain’ or ‘right brain’ function as the respective source of our logical thoughts or actions or creative expression and now research is proving that the idea of a purely ‘right brain’ creative function is a myth.

Reading this piece of research in the following article taken from 'Psychology Today' reminded me of a conversation with notable New Zealand artist Graham Sydney, discussing his painting methodology. At the time he was experimenting with restructuring his method of developing his painting and assessing its impact on his ability to create. Some techniques work, some don’t but there’s a conscious order to assist the creative process and multiple functions of the brain are required.

I suppose there is a logic to all creativity and a creativity to all logic – a decision about the direction a line is drawn, how a colour is developed, how creative thoughts are sequenced in order to communicate effectively, which direction to develop an algorithm and how that leads to further possibilities...

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