Why keep programming with just half a brain?

Jerome Broekhuijsen (07.Jun.2018 at 11:30, 50 min)
Talk at OpenWest Conference 2018 (English - US)

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Most engineers are heavily left-brain dominant; we excel at the tasks that the left brain is good at, and we suck at the things that the left brain is not good at. We get by remarkably well with only half a brain, but some tasks that a programmer must perform regularly (including perception, creation, innovation, and problem-solving) can greatly benefit by also using the right brain.

Betty Edwards, author of the best-selling book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain", built on the brain hemisphere research of Roger Sperry and used drawing as a vehicle for tapping into the right brain. Techniques taught by Betty Edwards for drawing can be adapted and applied to programming. In this presentation we'll identify programmers' tasks that can benefit from using the right brain, and explore techniques for tapping into the mighty power of the right brain.

Imagine what you could do with twice your current brain power! [293]

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