HOW DID IT GET IT'S NAME?
Abacus comes from the Greek word -abax which means calculating board or calculating table. The original abaci were created in sand. The plural abacuses can also be used. In architecture, an abacus can also refer to a flat slab that sits on top of the broad part of a pillar or column (called the capital) to help support a beam (called an architrave) that rests across several pillars.
HOW THIS CAN BE ACHIEVED?
For his, development of both the brain is necessary but our education system is so designed to tuned to encouraged the left brain activity only and our school examination are designed to test left brain activity and encourage conformity in thoughts. There is a possibility that if right brain skills are not exercised they may not develop sufficiently.
Normally, our brain has two hemispheres, the LEFT-brain and the RIGHT brain. About 95% of our children use only the LEFT-brain. But our RIGHT BRAIN is the seat and origin of intelligence, unfortunately not used by our
I Thought Humans had Only One Brain, so why do we Talk about Right Brain and Left Brain?
We do have only one brain, but it’s got various “bits”. The part of the brain that controls rational functions, the cerebral cortex, is made up of two halves. These are connected by masses of nerve fibers, which allow ‘messages’ to pass between them. These halves are commonly called the right brain and left brain, but should more correctly he harmed hemispheres. For some reason, our right and left hemispheres control the opposite’ side of our bodies, so the right hemisphere controls the left side and processes what we see in our left eye while the left hemisphere controls the right side and processes what our right eye sees.
So if I’m Left-Handed, Does This Mean Wy Right Brains Dominant?
No, hand dominance is not directly related 1o brain dominance. And, remember, just like you don’t do everything with only the one hand.so your brain doesn’t do everything with one side, although there is generally a
preference. However, a significant number of artists have been and are left handed, more than would be suggested by the one-in-ten occurrence of left-handedness in the population? White those who are left handed exhibit a greater propensity for right brain dominance, being right handed does not preclude your right brain from dominating.
'How is the Right Brain /Left Brain Concept/Relevant to Artists?
When you start a painting, you need be able to visualize the final painting in your mind (right brain, working from the whole), then develop the painting, choosing the elements, matching and mixing colors, placing in The shadows and highlights (right brain, working on various things simultaneously), but at the same time be able to look critically at what you’ve doing (left brain, being analytical). By finding out whether your thinking is dominated by your right or left brain, you can then deliberately set out to use the ‘right brain’ way of thinking in your painting or drawing, rather than working on ‘auto-pilot’. By trying a different strategy you will probably be surprised by what different results you can produce.