Kind of. It can lead to misunderstandings. Like, I won’t “get the point” sometimes. To me it looks like magic when people infer the same thing, like they all are cheating from the same book.
I had to look that up too. Apparently, language is typically processed on one side of the brain (left) and not the other (right).
So not lateralizing means using both sides of the brain for language.
I can try.
Have you ever taken a test where it shows you a paragraph and then asks you:
“What is the best title for this paragraph?”
“What is the author’s intent in the second sentence?”
The blind can see and the deaf can hear.
We can see SOME images in the brain directly through imaging and clever software (as long as we know what we’re looking for).
We can hear the whispers of the auditory system.
Lots of good stuff happening.
I would score 99%+ on almost everything except “reading comprehension”.
I did not find out what “reading comprehension” meant until a few years ago – and it was that part of the test I could never get beyond guessing.
30%-60% is pure random guessing. I could see ALL of the answers as possibly correct. None jumped out as “better” than the rest.
So people that could answer them it was like magic to me.
It’s a small subtle thing that shouldn’t matter and I mostly work around it but it’s always there and I’m trying to get to the bottom of it with certainty. The trouble is: I need to be able to trust that THEIR inference is correct and because I don’t, I just keep amassing more and more evidence without confidently concluding.