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Teaching Drawing as a Code or Diagram—Mirror or Map—, and Its Correlation with the Right or Left Brain Hemispheres

  • Aurelio Vallespín MuniesaEmail author
  • Noelia Cervero Sánchez
  • Victoria González Gómez
Conference paper

Abstract

Inexperienced students of architecture are better at copying an inverted drawing than at copying the original. Edwards relates this fact to the way the brain hemispheres work. While the left one is verbal, rational, sequential, and articulates language, memory and mathematical aspects, the right hemisphere is intuitive, perceives overall patterns and images rather than parts and is dominated by emotion. Learning how to draw is learning how to access the perceptive part of our brain (Edwards [1979] 2000, 83).

Keywords

Map Code Diagram 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aurelio Vallespín Muniesa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Noelia Cervero Sánchez
    • 1
  • Victoria González Gómez
    • 1
  1. 1.Escuela de Ingeniería y ArquitecturaUniversidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

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