A discussion in the S&S thread that veered wildly off topic (and for which I am largely responsible) made me wonder who among us is right-brained and who is left-brained. This because Brook claimed never to think about a puzzle when it is presented in a movie, while George would freeze frame in order to try to solve the problem. And I think it more than fair for us to critique each other as to an individual’s perception of his skills. I give a quick summary of right/left brain characteristics for those not familiar with the concept. Left brain is more analytical while right brain is more likely to synthysize. Left looks at detail, while right views the whole. Left is rational, while right is intuitive. I’ll start: I’m both—mostly I’ve trained in left brain skills, but by nature I’m much more right brained. Even in my areas of marginal competence that would seem to be left brained, I’m better at conceptual things rather than detail. I’m pretty good at breaking things down (analyze), but I really like (and frequently do) make an intuitive leap. Perhaps this accounts for why some of my posts appear to be confusing. How about you?