I wouldn't say that the word "myth" translates to "lie"- I took Dr. Jarrett's meaning as a package of beliefs that act together to provide cultural use. I also believe the accuracy of the myth to be highly in doubt. Then, he proceeded to talk about a lot of middle ground, actually, with interesting research on the differences that didn't accord well with the myth often, but offered a 'grain of truth'.

This from you: "Some people...favor one side or the other...[and some] people are middle-brained. That concept was completely ignored." Both these ideas were ignored because they're not true, or at least they're extremely poor descriptions of something we don't understand. First, we don't know what 'favoring' a side means physiologically, and as of now, we only know of brain damage and a few mental diseases to cause favoring one side over the other. You're speculating, and I think you're doing it using mythological personality characteristics of the hemisphere as a guide.

Secondly, middle-brained is a great slogan that we should paste right onto the top of the brain hemisphere mythos. Per Dr. Jarrett's point, we really don't know many details of what constitutes left- and right-brained thinking, let alone mixes of these types of thinking that forms a middle. We don't know what it means to favor parts or modules, either, at least not in a way the implies something about balance. It's more muddle-brained, actually, at this point.

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