Do introverts and extroverts use different hemispheres of the brain?
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People are divided into introverts and extroverts. It was revealed in the 20th century by Carl Jung.
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Extroverts enjoy socializing, working in groups, and tend to be around people. They are energized and share it when they are around other people. They are bored in solitude.
In extroverts, the brain's left hemisphere, the logical brain of activity, predominates more often.
Introverts enjoy more solitary activities such as reading, writing, and computer work. They like to spend time alone with themselves, although they can enjoy communicating with close friends. For them, trust is essential. And choose a worthy interlocutor. Introverts tend to be more emotional when they talk and get tired quickly from too much communication.
Introverts are more often dominated by the brain's right hemisphere, the emotional and creative brain, the brain of “being.”
It was confirmed by scientists in 1999. They measured cerebral blood flow in introverts and extroverts using CT scans while they were free-thinking.
The researchers found that blood flow was higher for introverts in the frontal lobes and anterior thalamus, areas of the brain involved in remembering events, making plans, and solving problems.
In extroverts, blood flow was more significant in areas of the brain associated with interpreting sensory data, including the anterior cingulate gyrus and temporal lobes.
These data suggested that Jung believed that extroverts' attention is focused outward, while the attention of introverts is inward.
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