What are the specializations of the brain's right and left hemispheres?
The left side of the brain processes information in a linear manner. It processes from part to whole. It feeds on pieces, lines them up, and arranges them in a logical order; then derives conclusions.
The right brain however, moves from whole to parts, holistically. It starts with the answer. It reviews the big picture first, not the details. A right brained person might face difficulty following a lecture unless provided the big picture first. Hence it is absolutely necessary for such a person to read an assigned chapter or background information before a lecture or to survey a chapter before reading. If an instructor doesn't consistently give an overview before delivering a lecture, the subject in concern may need to ask at the end of class what the next lecture will be and