Learning a new language is reported to exercise the left hemisphere, while singing strengthens the right. Yet both these activities rely on reading, for song lyrics and for studying the language in its written form. Such reading activates both sides simultaneously and works to boost brain performance in its entirety. While it’s been determined that hemispheric dominance varies with activities and from person to person, more research is required to fully understand our most complex organ.
For additional brain-boosting exercises, along with a side-by-side comparison of the left and right brain, please see the accompanying resource.
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