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161 Post author: Yvain 11 March 2009 09:39PM

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Comment author: Annoyance 12 March 2009 08:05:12PM 6 points [-]

I will further note that the sort of neurological findings discussed in the OP is consistent with the model that the left hemisphere has a narrow and specific focus, while the right is integrative and global.

Expressing thoughts is ways likely to encourage one hemisphere's techniques to dominate might be useful, as one previous commenter mentioned writing with his left rather than his right hand. Trying to avoid language might also be beneficial.

Since women's brains are less hemispherically specialized, I don't know that these sorts of experiments are likely to be effective with them. How well does the cold water thing work in women vs. men, I wonder?