I can't help finding myself very curious about learning styles, not least because I suspect that there are broad styles of approach to acquiring information but also that it is far more mutable than is suggested with tests such as this one for left-right predominence. (If Tickle won't load, try this quick Blogthings one...it gave me the pretty much the same answer. Thanks Rosie).
The reason for my belief that these things are subject to change? I am quite sure I started out as a right-brained learner, (as befitting the description here) but have ended up a predominently left-brained thinker.
Why would this be? Could change be dictated genetically? The reason I doubt it is that I can construct a seemingly very feasible story as to the environmental reasons for my different learning styles.
From the beginning as an infant, I was left in the company of strangers and dumped out in the pram at the bottom of the garden. I think this left me with the need to devote most of my mind to reading people's faces and trying to understand what they were thinking in order, as the infant mind perceives it, to ensure my survival. I continued to do this for most of my school years. It left me with almost no ability to manage an equation but with an enormous aptitude for playing "Call my Bluff" and with the terrible side effect of wasting an enormous amount of processing power storing into memory an impressive number faces of people I was unlikely ever to even speak to.
The change occured quite suddenly and at the exactly same time as learning about critical rationalism, after which algebra became much more fun. I now don't remember faces with the same ease and feel I am losing my intuition as to people's emotions. I registered as left-brained on the above test.
Does any of this register with anyone else?
HT: Throwing Marshmallows