An innate biochemical preference for processing information in an energy-efficient manner (includes an assessment for each cerebral mode). Correlates brain dominance in the business community with a variety of professions / careers. (Benziger, I. Katherine, PhD. Thriving in Mind. p 8-33, 88-103. TX: KBA Publishing 2000.)
The Whole Brain Model is the product of numerous studies (knowledge of the brain doubles every ten years). Identifies characteristics using examples of CEOs, number crunchers, characters in movie scripts, sports figures, business managers, etc. (Herrmann, Ned. The Whole Brain Business Book. p 16-18, 58-78. NY:McGraw-Hill, 1996.)
Study of children ages 2 and a half to five: they already showed clear indications to be either verbalizers (left hemisphere) or visualizers (right hemisphere). (Healy, Jane M., PhD. Your Child’s Growing Mind. p 335-336. NY:Doubleday, 1987, 1989.)
The term Hemispheric Preference refers to one hemisphere’s tendency to determine the style of processing that will be used for the task at hand. Study: Children between the ages of 2.5 and 5 years already showed clear inclinations to be either verbalizers or visualizers. See also Brain Lead. (Healy, Jane M., PhD. Your Child’s Growing Mind. p 136-137, 335. NY:Doubleday, 1987.)
Hemispheric specialization is likely present from birth. Its development is shaped by demands and input. (Healy, Jane M., PhD. Your Child’s Growing Mind. p 136-137. NY:Doubleday, 1987.)
Each person’s brain is unique and operates most efficiently when involved in activities it does best. (Restak, Richard, MD. Mozart’s Brain and the Fighter Pilot. p 214-216. NY:Harmony Books, 2001.)
Those with dominance in the right hemisphere are usually easily hypnotized and sometimes are even affected when someone else is the subject. (Whole Brain Thinking. Jacquelyn Wonder & Priscilla Donovan. p 116. Ballentine Books, 1984.)
Much of the energy influencing your decision to put off doing certain tasks comes from your natural dominance and your own internal desire to do the things that uplift and energize you, even if you have not known that they did this because: they use your preference, or they match your natural extraversion or introversion, or they do both. (Thriving in Mind. Benziger, I. Katherine, PhD. p 133. TX:KBA Publishing, 2000.)
Human beings are billboards of their genetic disposition. Although each person is a blend of four personality types, they express some of these types more regularly and naturally than others. Both your primary and secondary biological type are central to your temperament. (Fisher, Helen, PhD. Why Him? Why Her? p 1-15. NY:Henry Holt and Company, 2009.)
See also Reptilian Brain, Mammalian Brain, and Neocortex.
See also Dominance.