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What does this have to do with learning? If media can so powerfully impact our perceptions of our self, others and our values then it should be a tool that we use for good and to help us create significant learning environments.

The following infographic represents the right vs left brain usage myth that simply will not go away. Christian Jarrett, the editor of the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest blog suggest that Left-Brain Right-Brain Myth Will Never Die because it has:

become a powerful metaphor for different ways of thinking – logical, focused and analytic versus broad-minded and creative.

He also suggest that the logical left-brain, creative right-brain myth has a seductive simplicity about it people use to characterize themselves or explain away tendencies. In reality we use both sides of or brains and normal brain activity doesn’t map as cleanly as the myth suggests.

Regardless the myth has survived since the 1800s and will continue to thrive because of well constructed inforgraphics like the following from organizations who are using the myth to drive traffic to their website:

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