We all have two hemispheres in our brain, a right and a left. We tend to say that those of us who are the artists, musicians, and other obviously creative types are more right brained. Those of us who are more linear and logical thinkers, perhaps a bit more organized and structured are thought to be more left brained. Who really knows!
It does affect how we learn and perhaps which teaching styles and personalities we respond to most readily. Right brain students might do well with colored highlighters, colored ink, mind mappings, skits, and more open ended questions that allow a creative thought.
Left brain students might be more comfortable in a more structured classroom with assignments posted daily in the same place each time. Lists, attention to detail, and tests with a clear cut, definite answer might be more to these students' liking.
This is way over-generalized but you get the picture.
Just for fun, take this little quiz . It's free and all you have to put is your first name. Give it a go just for fun and try not to over-think it. Go with your first response. Leave your results in the comments below. It will also tell whether you are more auditory or visual.
I came out exactly 50% right brained and 50% left brained, 46% auditory and 54% visual. So I can learn well by listening but better by seeing. Come on, play along!