Appearance and Decay of Split-brain Theory to Explain Human Artistic Activity: A Historical Review

بدر محمد المعمري

  • Badar Mohammed Almamari Sultan Qaboos University


Nearly, in the middle of 1970s the split-brain theory became the only theory that explains human creativity used in all fine art and art education schools. In fact, this theory- which appeared for first time in the middle of 1940s – faced many radical changes including its concepts and structures, and these changes affected both teaching art and art criticism. To update people awareness within art field of study, this paper reviews the split-brain theory and its relationship with teaching art from its appearance to its decay in 2013 and after.