Men should develop the feminine side of their natures

March 23, 2007 at 11:02 am (bizzare, feminism)

Split brain experiments by Prof Roger Perry have shown distinct differences of perception between the two hemispheres of the brain. Surgical separations of the cortex have shown that the left brain controls the motor reflexes of the right side of the body and is mentally attracted to analytical perceptions and evaluations of realty. The right brain controls the left side motor reflexes and is more attracted to intuitive perceptions of reality.

Broadly speaking we can say that the left brain deals with the physical or visible aspects of reality, while the right brain is concerned with the metaphysical or emotive aspects of reality. In practice one half of our psyche demands hard evidence in order to determine action and the other half tends to rely more on intuitive “hunches” and feelings to guide action..

Obviously we are all a mix of both halves of the psyche, but generally speaking, males are predominantly left brain/analytically oriented and attracted to mechanics. Females are more right brain/intuitively oriented and attracted to the arts.

This is not s to say that males cannot be more intuitive than they generally are or females become more analytically orientated. With conscious effort and plenty of practice both male and female can evoke the less actives side of their brain and end up more holistically balanced in their approach to life.

For instance, men who practice right brain drills and exercises have found to their surprise that they can evoke stronger nurturing feelings for their children and deeper insights into their wives psyches than previously. (Of course many men have discovered their female/artistic side naturally, without the need to take extra exercises)

Women are generally more conscious than men of the dual nature of the psyche, for they have endless opportunities in dealing with the practical aspects of everyday life, not including their schooling years, exercising their analytical half. But they too, with more practice can become more mechanically orientated and more balanced than they already are.

I personally have been practicing right brain drills and exercises for the past thirty years, and have developed a dual brain educational course for children. If there is any interest in this subject, I will be happy to describe some of the surprising results and explain some of the more effective exercises that can help in furthering dual brain development.

P.S.

As right brain drills end up with subjective results with no two indiviuals expeiencing exatly the same reactions, I can only describe my own. There has been objection from this administration in giving personal takes on any subject. This objection needs to be clarified should there be interest in more information.

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14 Comments

  1. lorsban said,

    Very interesting.

    Can you post any links to the studies and findings?

  2. nosos said,

    soniarott wrote:
    Obviously we are all a mix of both halves of the psyche, but generally speaking, males are predominantly left brain/analytically oriented and attracted to mechanics. Females are more right brain/intuitively oriented and attracted to the arts.

    Or perhaps there are social notions of gender underlying your perceived distinction rather than neurobiological determinations? Indeed perhaps there are both and, as far as I can see, there?s no way to tell. Hence arguments postulated on a strict ?male?/?female? split are doomed to failure.

  3. soniarott said,

    nosos wrote:
    Or perhaps there are social notions of gender underlying your perceived distinction rather than neurobiological determinations? Indeed perhaps there are both and, as far as I can see, there’s no way to tell. Hence arguments postulated on a strict ‘male’/’female’ split are doomed to failure.

    Well, I guess, then, that Sperry should give back his Nobel prize.

  4. soniarott said,

    Lorsban wrote:
    Very interesting.
    Can you post any links to the studies and findings?

    Check out Roger Sperry on the internet. Also Drawing on the right side of the brain by Betty Edwards.

  5. nosos said,

    soniarott wrote:
    Well, I guess, then, that Sperry should give back his Nobel prize.

    What sort of argument is that? From your own post, it’s you, not Perry, who talks about gender. More to the point, even if he did, why on earth should his status put anything he says beyond question?

  6. soniarott said,

    nosos wrote:
    What sort of argument is that? From your own post, it’s you, not Perry, who talks about gender. More to the point, even if he did, why on earth should his status put anything he says beyond question?

    If you wish to question the validity of a published scientific theory on the asymmetry of human consciousness, especially one which has proven its worth via various applications over the past generation and as a result has receievd the ultimate recognition in sound science, then you should do your own research and reveal its fallacy.

  7. MC.Pearce said,

    “For instance, men who practice right brain drills and exercises have found to their surprise that they can evoke stronger nurturing feelings for their children and deeper insights into their wives psyches than previously.”

    Drills to develop compassion? Very blokey. How about a 5-step plan for spontaneity?

  8. nosos said,

    If you want us to answer to your posts then learn to accept people criticising your arguments. Otherwise don’t post. It really is that simple.

    Also, I say again, from your own post, it’s you, not Perry, who talks about gender. Does he actually talk about gender and, if not, why on earth are you hiding behind his reputation? If a distinction is as obvious as you take this to be then surely you ought to be able to defend it without cowering behind the nobel prize of a man you’ve never met?

  9. soniarott said,

    MC.Pearce wrote:
    Drills to develop compassion? Very blokey. How about a 5-step plan for spontaneity?

    If I had relied on spontaneity I would still be very blokey.
    I definately needed discipline to force my left brain to shut down for a few minutes and give the feminine part some elbow room.
    Don’t just scoff. give it a shot.

  10. lonewulf said,

    Sonia: If you want to convince people that the Authority that you’re relying on said what you’re claiming he said, then pointing others in the direction of his works and teachings might help. Like, say, pointing to his works in book or website form (as I’m sure that someone’s uploaded it to the internet).

    Otherwise, the only “word” we have that he mentioned anything about gender is by your own personal word only. Doesn’t quite give the argument any authority.

  11. soniarott said,

    I have already mentioned several times that anyone interested in Sperry’s findings should refer themselves to Betty Edwards book “Drawing on the right side of the brain”. Several million copies sold. She is the foremost applicator of Sperry’s dual brain experiments and has applied right brain techniques that evoke intuitive insights to thousands of students and got meta-normal results.

    I have applied right brain stimulation exercises to my eight children as well over the past 20 years and received the same outsanding responses, not only in arts and crafts but in maths and English as well, not to say anything about exceptional personal ethics.

    Direct persona;l experience gives me every right to quote myself. All I am trying to do is share a remarkable teaching technique with a wider audience which is clearly struggling in a national education system that concentrates almost entirely on left brain analytical instruction. This methodology relies on rote learning from text books- leaving the right brain and its inspirational potential for originality of expression to atrophy for want of rigorous exercise.

    The resistence I am meeting in trying to share this new break-through in child education is a sad reflection of a fixed empirical mind-set that refuses to acknowledge anything that smacks of phenonema that cannot be quantified empirically – even though it is producing remarkable real-life results while its own systems fails.

  12. lonewulf said,

    Soniarott wrote:
    I have already mentioned several times that anyone interested in Sperry’s findings should refer themselves to Betty Edwards book “Drawing on the right side of the brain”. Several million copies sold. She is the foremost applicator of Sperry’s dual brain experiments and has applied right brain techniques that evoke intuitive insights to thousands of students and got meta-normal results.

    I often get criticized for using Wikipedia, but I looked up the book summary in Wikipedia here, and it doesn’t mention “feminine” or “masculine” sides of the brain, just right and left.

    I read another summary on Roger Wolcott Sperry here, and once more no mention of feminine or masculine side of the brain. In short, you seem to be using an authority that does not claim what you are claiming they do, while simultaneously using them as a source.

    Yes, I understand the theory of “right” and “left” sides of the brain, one being analytical and logical, the other being creative. But if they made any references as to the “gender” of the brain, then I would like to see some citations, please.

  13. soniarott said,

    Lonewulf wrote:
    I often get criticized for using Wikipedia, but I looked up the book summary in Wikipedia here, and it doesn’t mention “feminine” or “masculine” sides of the brain, just right and left..

    See pages 34/38

    Left Mode

    Foursquare, upright, sensible, direct hard-edged, unfanciful, analytical, forceful.

    Right Mode

    Curvy, flexible, complex, intuitive, diagonal, fanciful

    These two modes are compared with the Taoist symbols of Yin/Yang – Masculine/ Feminine.

  14. lonewulf said,

    But the researcher and his writings never explicitely mention gender… right? Or the yin-yang. That’s your personal words, not their words.

    You can interpret what you like from what someone else is saying, but that doesn’t make your interpretation what they were claiming. That’s my point, overall.

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