If You’re Not In Your
Right Mind, What’s Left?!?!
MillsRiver Family Chiropractic / ABC Learning
Drs Tom and Laura Gross
The brain can be divided into a right and left side.
Most of us think the right side of the brain controls the left side
of the body and vice versa. This is 90 to 93% incorrect. Most of us
think the right side of the brain feels the left side of the body and
vice versa. This is also not entirely correct. In medicine we learn
about the body and it’s function studying separate systems of
the living body which only functions as a whole. I would like share
with you just a few of the many functions attributed to the left and
right sides of the brain and show you a simple test that can give some
insight into which side of your brain might benefit from additional
When you first notice the letter or letters in the
to the right, do you see an upper case or lower case
The box contains an upper case E composed of many smaller
case e’s. Often people will see one but not the other until it is
pointed out to them. The left brain tends to see the detail and patterns
in things and the right brain likes to see the big picture. If your left
brain is dominating you will be more likely to notice the lower case letters.
If your right brain is dominating you will tend to see the upper case E.
The following are brief a collection of functions
believed to be associated with a right or left brain in good
Right Brain: Tactile (touch) sensation from
both sides of the body, identifying smells and hue (variations
in color), understanding meaning or the big idea, depth perception,
recognition of faces / facial expressions, non-verbal communication
/ body language, emotional tone of voice, production of the
music of speech (questions use tone going up, etc.) and pitch
discrimination, attention and impulse control, low frequency
sound especially in the left ear, memory for direction and
location, learning anything new, , recognizing humor and
metaphors, common sense and conscience, negative emotions
and withdrawal behavior (desire to pick up your toys and
go home), speed of heartbeat, and a sense of time.
Left Brain: Sensation from right side
only, right ear preference for words and high pitches, auditory
processing, visual detail and focus, speech, vocabulary, exact
literal interpretations, general IQ, calculating, identification
of patterns and sequences and step by step instructions, Logic,
computation and math, positive optimistic emotions and curious
approach behavior, fine motor skills, and rhythm of the heartbeat.
Mills River Family Chiropractic and ABC Learning
Lab utilize hemispheric integration as part of their specific
comprehensive brain based approach to healing. Thank you and
may America Bless GOD.