951,020 views | Elizabeth Waters • TED-Ed
The left brain vs. right brain myth
The human brain is visibly split into a left and right side. This structure has inspired one of the most pervasive ideas about the brain: that the left side controls logic and the right side controls creativity. And yet, this is a myth, unsupported by scientific evidence. So how did this idea come about, and what does it get wrong? Elizabeth Waters looks into this long held misconception. [Directed by Daniel Gray, narrated by Addison Anderson].