The Whole Brain Model of Ned Herrmann

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Are four different kinds of thinking performed in four distinct areas of the brain?

Facts: logical, analytical, fact based, quantitative (left cerebral)

Forms: sequential, organized, detailed, planned (left limbic)

Feelings: interpersonal, feeling based, kinesthetic, emotional (right limbic)

Futures: holistic, intuitive, integrating, synthesizing (right cerebral)

I’ve arranged the quadrants differently than usual. Some might want to see the diagram rotated 180 degrees, so that Facts are at the top. However, there are several reasons that I prefer this arrangement, with organized at top, synthesizing at right, kinesthetic at left, and quantitative at bottom. Part of my confusion is that I ordinarily want to place both Facts and Forms at top, and Feelings and Futures at right.

References:

Ned Herrmann / The Creative Brain

Ned Herrmann / The Whole Brain Business Book

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herrmann_Brain_Dominance_Instrument

http://www.herrmannsolutions.com/what-is-whole-brain-thinking-2/

Facts, Form, Feelings and Future in Museum Guiding

Notes:

Images of Whole Brain Herrmann.

The images above remind one of the “Simon Says” toy! Blue, red, green, and yellow are often used in company logos. Three are pigment primary colors, and three are light primary colors. Do colors help one distinguish the quadrants?

Also see the following post, “A Story for Everyone”:

https://equivalentexchange.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/a-story-for-everyone/sq_whowhat

(Where my Who, How, Why, and What are arranged appropriately as Feelings, Forms, Futures, and Facts.)

[*6.120, *6.121, *8.92, *8.139]

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