Can You Remember? Battle of the Cerebral Hemispheres
Jane Cai
A.R. MacNeill Secondary
Floor Location : M 062 L

Learning is an important step in life. Different methods of learning may affect how an individual performs. The purpose of this experiment was to see the difference between right brain dominant individuals and left brain dominant individuals in memory within a short period and tested with different methods of memorizing, and different time periods. Ten subjects were needed, five of each brain dominance. Each subject was tested individually on visualizing, repetition, audio and note-taking with different time periods. Every category was tested on a separate day than the previous one. As a result, left brain dominant individuals had better memory with the testing methods of audio, and note-taking. Right brain dominant individuals achieved well with the testing method of visualizing. Both left and right brain dominant individuals had almost equal scores with the testing method of repetition. Left brain dominant individuals achieved better scores in audio and note-taking for short-term memory because the left hemisphere of the brain is associated with literature and language skills. Right brain dominant individuals achieved better scores in visualizing for short-term memory because the right hemisphere of the brain is associated with colours, shapes and creativity. If I were given more time, I would have compared the memory abilities of females and males left or right brain dominant individuals.