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    According to this article http://personalitycafe.com/cognitive...-explained.htm TI and FI are both considered to be "right brain" functions, while "Si and Ni" are both considered to be "left brain". Now how is it logically possible for a "thinking" function to be "right brain" when it involves logic, principles, critical thinking etc and "sensing" function to be considered "left brain". There is nothing particularly "logical" about sensing thus it gets a "left brain" label. How does it make sense for a sensing function such as Si to be one that adheres to "past traditions" and "consistency". When someone thinks about "sensing" they think about someone being a sensation seeker, someone who is easily affected by their environment and someone who enjoys aesthetics. Introverted intuition is another function that should not have a "left brain" label attached to it. How is possible for someone who is attracted to the symbolic, mysterious and underlying principles to be someone with a "left brain" label. There is nothing particularly "logical" or "orderly" about this either. The symbolic and mysterious have many perspectives attached to it as there is alot of uncertainty involved in trusting the "unknown". A left brain function user would not want anything to do with that as they would want to choose certainty over the unknown.

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    These are different versions of brain-hemisphere theory, (for one thing, the "Thinking" function is not contiguous with general "thinking"!) and the functions, according that this particular version of the theory, are connected with a different [vertical] level of the brain. In other words, the brain is 3D, so it isn't just left, right, front back, you can have left/right on the surface or deeper in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B View Post
    These are different versions of brain-hemisphere theory, (for one thing, the "Thinking" function is not contiguous with general "thinking"!) and the functions, according that this particular version of the theory, are connected with a different [vertical] level of the brain. In other words, the brain is 3D, so it isn't just left, right, front back, you can have left/right on the surface or deeper in.
    My point is that Ti is associated with "right brain" creative thinking when it's suppose to be "left brain" logical. Si is associated with "left brain" logical when it's suppose to be "right brain" creative.

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    You're thinking about a different brain theory, and different definition of "thinking". (And it's obviously not the MBTI concept, because there is no "Creative", except perhaps as apart of iNtuition). I'll have to look for where I gave more details of the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B View Post
    You're thinking about a different brain theory, and different definition of "thinking". (And it's obviously not the MBTI concept, because there is no "Creative", except perhaps as apart of iNtuition). I'll have to look for where I gave more details of the difference.
    The SPs are all right brain temperaments and known to be creative while the SJS are all left brain known to be logical. This is why the diagram shows Si, and Ni as primary "left brain" and vice versa. Scientifically the right part of the brain is known to be the creative and left part is known to be the logical.

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    Is this the Neidnagle theory you're using? SP is defined by Se, and SJ by Si. Se is right brained in the theory, and Si is left brained. It goes by J/P, which is JePi and PeJi. Se will work with Ti, so it is right brained. Si works with Te, so that is left brain. You can think of Te as a more “pure” form of “thinking”, thus left brain, while Ti is thinking “tempered” by being turned inward.

    Still, you're saying SJ is “logical”, but not all SJ's are T's, so the definition of “logic” that applies to SJ must be different from the typological concept of a “Thinking” preference over “Feeling”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B View Post
    Is this the Neidnagle theory you're using? SP is defined by Se, and SJ by Si. Se is right brained in the theory, and Si is left brained. It goes by J/P, which is JePi and PeJi. Se will work with Ti, so it is right brained. Si works with Te, so that is left brain. You can think of Te as a more “pure” form of “thinking”, thus left brain, while Ti is thinking “tempered” by being turned inward.

    Still, you're saying SJ is “logical”, but not all SJ's are T's, so the definition of “logic” that applies to SJ must be different from the typological concept of a “Thinking” preference over “Feeling”.
    I made a mistake by calling it logical I mean rigid and structured (rational) which makes more sense to be associated with a primary "T" or "F" type Ti, or Fi or Te, and Fe. My point is that primary sensing and intuiting makes no sense as a left brain function because they are primarily defined as right brain temperaments and activities (irrational). The socionics definitions make more sense and are more clear cut because of this it defines Si as a "right brain" sensing function and Ni as a "right brain" intuiting function which is what I think it is in essence.
    http://www.socionics.us/theory/rat_irr.shtml

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    lenore thompsons book 'personality type: an owner's manual' says the same thing about function/brain hemispheres(except it adds front/back to them, basically putting introverted functions to back and extraverted to front). personally i think this doesent make any sense. dario nardis work shows that Ti is in fact involved with right brain, but also involved with left and Fi is right. lenore says:

    One of the first things apparent about left- and right-brain characteristics is how closely they correspond to the traits associated with J and P psychological types.
    underlined part is mistake, i mean seriously looking at traits associated to type when looking at brain/type relationship..

    and these traits listed are:

    Left side of the brain (J) (TeFeSiNi) - Right side of the brain (P) (NeSeTiFi)

    idea oriented - event oriented
    general and abstract - concrete and specific
    uses words and numbers - uses patterns and pictures
    seeks exact conclusion - content with approximate, evolving solutions
    reductive and analytic - synthesizing and insightful
    symbolic - imaginal
    temporal - unaware of limits
    proceeds one step at a time - perceives all at once
    little appreciation of tone - evaluates intonation
    specializes in language skills - specializes in musical and artistic skills
    controls speech - controls spatially related activities
    personally i dont see the correspondence with these traits and J/P. for example INTP i would see idea oriented, uses words and numbers and also patterns, seeking exact conclusion etc. and you can probably see how other types are not fitting to those traits very well either.

    in short; someone read a crappy book and copied it to internets.

    i should also add that introverts have higher activity on frontal areas, which is pretty common knowledge on neural correlations to introversion, which is the opposite of what lenore says in her book.
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    Again, what I found is that what appear to be conflicting hemispheres actually involve different levels of the brain. It's three dimensional after all, and left/right; front/back are only two dimensions, but there's upper and lower, and different things could be located l/r/b/f further down, and also, don't forget that the Lenore/Niednagel theory is dealing with functions, not properties like "introversion" in general which are distinct from functions.
    One theory is dealing with "activity" in the neocortex, and the other is dealing with neural connections between the cortex and limbic system.
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