Results from the study would explain why people can only remember a few objects at one time. The study also suggests that if individuals deliver equal amounts of data to both hemispheres of the brain, they would be able to increase their cognitive abilities.
In order to come to these conclusions, researchers tested two monkeys. These animals were shown between two and five colored squares for less than a second. They were then shown the items again but with one of the squares being a different color. The monkeys had to indicate which square changed, the news outlet reports.
According to Miami Dade College, the belief that the brain has two distinct hemispheres is called lateralization. While the left side specializes in analytical thoughts, logic, categorizing and time sequences, the right side focuses on topics like feelings, emotions, visualization, creativity and rhythm.