This seemed a rather trivial topic, so I ignored it. But the weather is hot, the sun is out, and my immediate chore of building a retaining wall behind my new house is temporarily postponed till 4pm.
The concept of the right/left hemispheres of the brain having different functions is interesting. In so-called normal people, and who really wants to be normal (apologies to disabled people), the left side of the brain tends to control the right side of the body, including the right arm, the right leg and the right eye.
But the left hemisphere is also more active in all practical matters, including logical thinking and worrying about your insurance premiums.
The right side of the brain is blissfully unaware of such considerations, and the emphasis is on bliss. The right hemisphere of the brain is often described as the 'artistic' and 'religious' side.
When Buddhist monks achieve their goal of Nirvana, they've succeeded in totally pacifying that troublesome, worrying, practically-oriented left hemisphere.
In such a state, they are of course useless to the world. But it must feel good .
There's an interesting account by a neuroscientist on TED, who related her experiences whilst undergoing a stroke centred in the left side of the brain. The stroke was not a sudden on/of situation, but a gradual breakdown of the left hemisphere. The neuroscientist experienced the process, as it was happening, of that left hemisphere switching on and off as it struggled to survive. When it was off, there was bliss. When it came back on, the bliss disappeared. It seemed as though the left hemisphere contained all the practical concerns and worries that afflict us all.
Okay. So after that preamble, what could we say about a right-handed, right-footed, right-eyed person, looking through the camera viewfinder with a left eye. Could it be that the shots taken will be more artistic?
If anyone attempts to do some serious study on this issue, I'd be interested in the results.