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Last Update Date: 19 December 2017

Human brain is divided into two parts as right brain and left brain according to its behavior and thinking style. According to the researches, we use only a small fraction of our brain.

Therefore, our brains are always available for development. This situation still would not change even if the total limits of our brain capacity were known. Because measuring the improvable part of the brain is different concept than developing and using full potential of the brain.

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People enable brain development in a variety of ways. Some of these methods are spontaneous natural methods and some of them are different applications such as education and exercises. People want to improve their intelligence and use their potential in a high level because people also want to make all stages of their life better and easer as well. In order to help you to perform your brain development in a healthy way, we prepared a detailed article on these subjects;

  • What is right brain, how does it work, how does it think?
  • What is left brain, how does it work, how does it think?
  • Methods for right brain training
  • Methods for left brain training

As you know that the human brain has completed its main developmental process until the age of 18, so this article was prepared specifically for the benefit of your children. Also, these methods are very effective for adults in order to help them preserving of their potential intelligence.

Characteristics of the Right Brain

The creative part of our brain is the right side.

  • The right brain deals with visual and auditory issues.
  • People use the right side of the brain in their intuition.
  • At the same time, the right brain manages the left side of the body (organs).
  • The right brain learns through seeing and hearing.
  • The right brain has surrealistic dreams, it deals with metaphoric meanings.

Characteristics of the Left Brain

The logical part of our brain is the left side.

  • Successful in mathematical operations.
  • It has good a cause and effect relationship and has analytical thinking skills.
  • It deals with words, numbers and symbols.
  • The left side of the brain manages the right side of the body (organs).


Methods for right brain training mainly involve artistic activities. Development of the right brain improves the creative side of the person.

Here are some of the right brain exercises:

  • Drawing,
  • Playing an instrument,
  • Singing,
  • Reading books,
  • Fictionalizing and composing,
  • Playing games that require imagination,
  • Playing colorful and audible intelligence games (Example: MentalUP Brain Exercise Games)


Methods to develop left brain are like school lessons. This is true because the lessons given in the school syllabus such as mathematics, science, and grammar develop left brain. However, schools have less time for lessons that provide development of right brain such as art and music in weekly course schedules.

Here are some of the left brain exercises:

  • Solving math problems,
  • Solving puzzles,
  • Writing
  • Reading books (Reading books is an exercise to develop left brain and also right brain),
  • Learning a new language,
  • Playing games that require imagination,
  • Playing intelligence and strategy games (Example: Chess, Mangala, MentalUP)


We will share detailed information about the concepts of right brain and left brain in the rest of the article but we would like to talk about the common exercises for both sides of the brain. MentalUP Exercises are designed in the form of intelligence games. While visual intelligence games and auditory mental exercises address the right brain; verbal, numerical, and logical intelligence games support and develop the left brain. Therefore, it is a fun application that is positively affecting children's school success.

MentalUP has been added to the educational curriculum of many schools to increase development of the right brain in addition to courses to develop left brain.

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Consider that a right-handed person is trying to write with his/her left hand: The left hand has lost its flexibility in terms of writing since it has not been used for many years to write. While holding a pen with our right hand, we can actively use ruler, miter, etc. with our left hand. When we want to do the opposite, we realize that we cannot use the ruler with our right hand as good as we do with our left hand. In other words, we can see that our hands and arms actually complete each other, and also each of them has its unique powerful features. The concept of right brain and the left brain is similar.

Of course it is not possible to not use the brain at all for a healthy person, but it is possible to use the right or left side of the brain much more than the other side. The most ideal situation is to use both sides in a balance because the right brain and the left brain complete each other. Just like in our example for our hands: Which side of our brain is used more, it becomes practical and functional. The side which is used less becomes lazy.


It is logical It is emotional
Interested in mathematical expressions, uses language well It deals with visual, artistic subjects
It is pragmatic, cares the results Cares the purpose and looks for goodwill
Interested in clear results It is intuitive, trusts its intuition
The left brain is successful in academic and scientific subjects. The right brain possesses humanistic features like emotionality, sympathy, empathy, feelings, and compassion.
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