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Last Update Date: 06 March 2019

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

Therefore, our brains always have more room for development. This still would not change even if the total limits of our brain capacity were known. Because measuring the total limits of our brain capacity is a different concept than developing and using full potential of the brain.

right brain left brain development methods

People go through a variety of different methods for brain development. 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 as much as possible because they all want to have a better and easier life. In order to help you perform your brain development in a more healthy way, we wrote a detailed article based on the questions below;

  • 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 completes its main developmental process until the age of 18, so this article was written specifically for the benefit of your children. These methods are also very effective for adults to help them preserve 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 processes.
  • Intuition process is carried out in the right side of the brain.
  • The right brain manages the left side of the body.
  • 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 processes.
  • It has analytical thinking skills and cause and effect process.
  • It deals with words, numbers and symbols.
  • The left side of the brain manages the right side of the body (organs).


Methods of right brain training mainly involve artistic activities. Development of the right brain improves creativity.

Here are some of the right brain exercises:

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


Left brain development methods often remind us of the lessons we take in schools. Maths, science or grammar classes are usually good to improve left side of the brain.

Here are some of the left brain exercises:

  • Solving math problems,
  • Solving puzzles,
  • Writing
  • Reading, (Reading 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 some more 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 children's school success.

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Imagine that a right-handed person is trying to write with his/her left hand: As the left hand is not usually used for writing it is very difficult for the person to be able write properly. 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 quite similar.

Surely it is impossible not to use the brain for a healthy person, but it is possible to use the right or left side of the brain more than the other side. The ideal scenario is to use both sides in a balance because the right brain and the left brain complete each other. Just like in the example above. The more used side of the brain becomes more functional and the less used side becomes lazy.


Logical Emotional
Manages mathematical expressions, uses language well Deals with visual, artistic processes
Pragmatic and result oriented Trusts in intuition process
The left brain is successful in academic and scientific subjects. The right brain possesses humanistic features like emotionality, sympathy, empathy, feelings, and compassion.

You are probably wondering which side of your brain you are using more effectively. Right now because you are reading, you are using both your left and right brain together. So, which side of your brain is more powerful in terms of using your mental skills in your everyday life? You can find the answer to this question with a simple left brain-right brain test. For more detail, please visit our article "RIGHT BRAIN - LEFT BRAIN TEST".

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