by Brad C. Davis, Mercury Learning Systems LLC
Right brain educational games have their roots in Japan, where Dr. Makoto Shichida made popular what became known as "Right Brain Education". On any given day in his 400+ Shichida Child Academies you'll find dozens of children playing right brain games that help them develop remarkable abilities like remembering up to 1,000 objects in sequential order and reading (or more appropriately, flashing through) a 500 page book and recalling enough to score highly on a comprehension test. There's a lot more taught at his academies but I think you'll agree there's something special in play there.
Dr. Makoto Shichida, President of Shichida Child Education®, author of over 100 books, and founder of over 400 Shichida Child Academies.
Most of these types of right brain games and exercises are simple to learn but can quickly increase creativity, rapid thought processes, greater concentration and memory, musical aptitude and intuition. Let's review left and right brain functions and how they interact to unlock genius abilities.
When right brain senses are well developed and integrated with left brain functions, tremendous abilities can be realized.
Right and Left Brain Functions
If you've read our section about the characteristics of the right and left brain, you'll know that the left hemisphere of the brain learns consciously in a systematic, logical, orderly manner through repetition, rules and fact-proving (the way most American schools teach). The right hemisphere of the brain learns subconsciously by absorbing and storing visual, auditory, tactile, taste and olfactory sensations together in fractions of a second. The right brain has also been referred to as the "image brain" because these sensations are stored as images. When educational games and lessons incorporate elements that help in developing both right and left brain functions, we call this whole brain learning. See our best-selling right brain left brain learning games.
Right and Left Brain Abilities
Albert Einstein was a right brain genius. He said, "Imagination (a right brain characteristic) is more important than knowledge."
When whole brain education is given to children, we can see genius-like abilities appear such as perfect memory, computer-like math calculation, rapid language acquisition, perfect pitch (music abilities), and more.
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All successful people, to a lessor or greater degree, have well integrated left and right brain functions. That's how they get so much done for so many people. If you know people that seem to magnetize huge amounts of money, are excellent chess players, or are excellent artists for example, you can know that their whole brain abilities play a large role in their success.
Experts tell us that everyone has genius-like capabilities. Our subconscious mind is so fast and intuitive that it can naturally reveal the solutions to complex questions or problems before our logical, logical left brain kicks in. We just need to get more in touch with those right brain functions.
Just imagine if your children's right brain abilities were much more developed and defined? That's just what the products on this site can help your children do!