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The right side of the brain

Friday, April 9th, 2010

I’ve been working through [ASIN id=”0874775132″ title=”DRAWING on the RIGHT SIDE of the BRAIN” description=”Edwards uses the latest in brain research to explain how anyone can learn to draw more accurately and creatively. This edition contains a new illustrated section in color, several fully revised chapters, new sample drawings, and a new section on handwriting.”] by Betty Edwards lately. So it was kind of interesting when a colleague showed me this video yesterday of brain scientist, Jill Bolte Taylor’s account of her stroke .

Krishnamurti used to complain about a pain in his head. It fits though doesn’t it. Is it that we are shutting down the left brain to engage the right brain? Betty Edwards talks about a slightly altered experience. And in learning to draw through her book I can vouch for needing to perceive differently.

Curiously she says at the end of the video that we need to choose more consciously which brain we’re coming from. My question back to her is: apart from having a stroke, how? I think I’ll stick with meditation.

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