Left brain dominant and right brain dominant Aspies.

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11 Jul 2010, 7:53 pm

MotownDangerPants wrote:
I was once told by a teacher than I seem to have a unique way of using both sides of my brain, is this true for most Aspies? .

I think the mainstream theory is the opposite - that people with ASD tend to have a very dominant hemisphere.


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12 Jul 2010, 10:41 pm

Kiley wrote:
One of my Aspie sons is left handed which I think means he's left brained, but that might be an oversimplification.

that would mean he's right-brained.

oh, i guess it's not that simple:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateraliza ... d_language

i think of myself as right-brained, but i feel as if i switch back and forth, and the two types of thinking fail to work together, dominating over each other at different times. don't know if that's accurate though. i'm very creative and visual (and very good at understanding metaphor), but also a very logic-based thinker, so maybe i have strengths in both areas. is there right-brained logic?

my aspie nephew is left handed and a talented artist but i don't know if he is truly right-brain dominant. i don't spend enough time with him to know what he is best / worst at. he has very serious concentration and task completion problems.

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12 Jul 2010, 11:35 pm

SoSayWeAll wrote:
I am neither proven nor disproven to be on the spectrum--the only proven diagnosis is ADHD and synesthesia.

However, most right-brain left-brain tests I have taken, I have split down the middle to the point where dominance cannot be determined. Even physically I am split: right-handed and footed, but left-eyed.

Kiley--I think it's right hand/left brain, left hand/right brain...someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Almost all right-handers are left hemisphere dominant (99-ish percent) but with left-handers it's about 50/50. I'm somewhat ambidextrous, though (prefer right hand but can use left hand even to write), and I tend to be highly logical and very language oriented, spatial orientation skills suck (a right hemisphere skill) but I can sing and play piano as well as draw fairly well. I've also done some pretty good sculptures...I've had some abbreviated neuropsychological testing about 10-15 years ago and they thought I had "mixed dominance".


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