Two Brain Creatures

By | February 28, 2011

Since the
“Decade of the Brain”, neuroscientific discoveries indicate that the
human being is a “two brain creature.” As stated in my earlier blog,
the right hemisphere is most primary in the earliest stages of human
development. The right brain allows for implicit communication with its
interoceptive and exteroceptive environments and is particularly the case with
the developing human’s relationship with its primary caregiver. This
interactive (intersubjective), non-verbal communication between the two allows
for basic survival needs to be met as well as establishing a template for
autonomic nervous system regulation.

The later
developing left brain’s role is humorously described as “trying to figure
out what the right brain is up to…” It’s primary role is to interpret
the incoming stimuli from the right brain and to make sense of it.