May 12, 2009

Tengok Kanan, Fikir Kiri...

Ahhhh...mesti ramai yang pelikkan baca tittle entry kali nie. Kalau thinking left, looking right tak boleh ker? Hummm...lets read this kinda article yang saya jumpa dalam website nie pasal our cognitive process and its correlation with eyes...
Seronok sebenarnya belajar benda-benda nie, sebab dapat buat kita kenal lebih mendalam pasal human behaviour.
This is what currently am studying...psychology and machine learning...and biometrics and computer vision and road safety and image processing...tamak gilerrr kan ? ahahaaha
Let check what is this thinking and looking on left and right thingy is all about.
If you want a sure-fire conversation starter to pull out of your pocket during an awkward social moment, try this: Why do people often look sideways when they're answering a question? And why do they sometimes look right, and other times look left?

A few researchers in the 1970s thought they had found answers to these questions. A psychologist named Paul Bakan proposed that different kinds of thinking could automatically trigger lateral eye movements (LEMs), when activity in one of the brain hemispheres spread into the "eye fields" on that side of the brain. The eye field on the right side of the brain is linked to the left field of vision, and controls eye movement to the left, while the left-brain eye field connects to the right field of vision and controls rightward LEMs.

The results of those investigations were mixed. But a clear pattern that did emerge was that harder questions were more likely to result in LEMs, whether rightward or leftward. In other words, even if LEMs don't reflect the "left-brain" or "right-brain" nature of the question, they do reflect the problem's difficulty. That seems intuitive. But why?

The reason is probably the same as the reason people generally find it hard to do two things at once, or the reason that it's hard to concentrate on a book if someone's talking. Averting your gaze allows you to cut yourself off from a particularly attention-getting and distracting environmental stimulus - the questioner's face - in order to focus on the answer to the question

References and further reading

Bakan, Paul (1969). Hypnotizability, laterality of eye movements and functional brain asymmetry. Perceptual and Motor Skills 28: 927-32.
De Gennaro, Luigi, and Cristiano Violaniu (1988). Reflective lateral eye movements: individual styles, cognitive and lateralization effects. Neuropsychologia 26/5: 727-36.
Glenberg, Arthur M., Jennifer L. Schroeder, and David A. Robertson (1998). Averting the gaze disengages the environment and facilitates remembering. Memory & Cognition 26/4: 651-8


Jadi, secara pukalnya, perkara ini involve dengan concept LEM (lateral eye movements). Kita akan tend to look to the left bila hemisphere brain belah kanan digunakan, dan sebaliknya. kalau tak caya, nanti try tgk balik entry saya yang lepas pasal eye body language tu...try recall apa maksud EXACERBATED...dan cuba rasa2 hemisphere brain belah mana yang berfungsi?

renung-renungkan dan selamat beramal...


  1. uteh laen ckit long..
    uteh slaloo TENGOK kanan kiri dlu..
    ble dh FIKIR slamat bwu melintas..
    pape jew la long..
    yg pntng hang stdy hard k..
    biar sume owg th kelebihan fmly kita..(senyum jahat) ;)
    jgn lupe kiteowg..
    mish u..

  2. oit Mr nuar..'senyum jahat'..macam dah tak betul jek nawaitu tue hehehe

  3. You might enjoy this web site:

    It's all about the brain and brain lateralization in particular.

  4. uteh...main2 ekk...dah pegi prepare utk gi study

    min...uteh mmg camtu...jgn amik ati...

    frank...tq so much...yeah it's usefull.tq for reading my blog though

  5. assalamualaikum

    rasanya org yg hebat² je boleh fhm apa yg abg tulis ni... sy tak faham sgt... tak tercapai akal... (ishhh rendahnya ilmu sy)

    papepun, hrp abg sihat, n success slalu.. :)
    (23 jun ni nak blk mlysia dah, tgh menghitung hari !)