Sometimes it is difficult to reconcile one's creative self with one's analytical self. Popular wisdom would lead us to believe we each have a dominant side of the brain. For creatives, it is supposed that the right side is more assertive or powerful than the left. And all those STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) folks who make the rest of us shy away from submitting our Jeopardy applications, and instead pursue a shot at Wheel of Fortune, amaze us with their left-brain prowess.
Not so fast, pop culture wisdom!
According to a report* published by the journal, PLOS One (Public Library of Science) - at least from what my "Can I buy an E?" brain can make of it - there really isn't a dominant brain hemisphere.
That's good news for me, because up until now, I wondered if my so-called left-brain, OCD, "Can't-help-myself-I-have-to-edit," personality would have a negative impact on my right-brain, "I'm an ahh-tist," creative pursuits. Thanks to science, I now know that there is plenty of lateralization going on inside my head, which actually helps me apply the technical and creative aspects of my skill-set to benefit my creative writing, as well as my client projects.
All that is to say, there is a wealth of information here at Michael Dunne Writes regarding my creative pursuits. If you've read this far, I assure you it will be much more entertaining to browse through my short stories, novels and blog posts.
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* Jared A. Nielsen, Brandon A. Zielinski, Michael A. Ferguson, Janet E. Lainhart, Jeffrey S. Anderson, "An Evaluation of the Left-Brain vs. Right-Brain Hypothesis with Resting State Functional Connectivity Magnetic Resonance Imaging." PLOS One, August 14, 2013, accessed January 8, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0071275
Michael Dunne is a proud member of the Written Remains Writers Guild
Michael Dunne is a proud member of the Fiction Writers Group