Your 3+ screens: correllate to left/right brain?

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  1. P_McNeal
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    So I noticed something when reading screenshot threads compared to my own screen. There seems to be a predominance of items (shortcuts/widgets) stored on each directional "side" that correlate with the sides of the brain.

    Left brain is our organizational and orderly side, and right brain is the creative side, controlling our more artistic impulses.

    My 3 screens definitely fell into that mode almost exactly:
    Left screen has the power widget(!), car home, map navi shortcut to home, Cal Widget, and Astrid.

    Center has essentials only (still rather left-brainy, like I tend to be) like phone and battery.

    Right screen has a folder of games, the music widget, Aldiko, Facebook, and the picture frame widget with an arty picture in it.

    In the interest of SCIENCE (and entertainment), how does your screen setup compare? And does your center screen reveal your stronger brain-side tendencies (or just your social life)?
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    TOTAL opposite for me, haha. Weather, News, Power Widget, and ScreenModeWidget on the right. Facebook, Music Playlist Widget, Pandora, and Meebo icon on the left.
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    Hmm I agree it could be something to do with it like how the brain catagorizes it the way you want. I never noticed all my games are one the one side and etc like you said. Good observation :)
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    My brain must be really confused cause my setup is all over the place.
    Left screen (top to bottom-left to right)
    Tunewiki widget
    calender widget (justified left)
    browser icon, bookmark folder, voice dialer, messaging

    Middle Screen
    clock widget (top, justified center)

    Right Screen (top to bottom-left to right)
    phone, contacts, direct dial folder, direct text folder
    music icon, gallery(2.1), Music App folder, clock icon(2.1)
    gadgets folder, mapping folder, fun folder, games folder
    gmail, yahoo mail bookmark, AdvancedTK, Market
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    screen0: blank, so i can see my wallpaper
    screen1: google search | analog clock
    screen2: most used apps
    screen3: system apps
    screen4: widgets

    i didnt really understand the poll, so i just put im a unique snowflake:)
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    left = calendar, power widget, battery, sd card
    center = tons of icons and weather
    right = family pics
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    I only use three screens... and I don't use it anyway like that.

    1st Screen is my default it has widgets and the gallery
    2nd Screen has half its screen of icons and note widgets
    3rd Screen is empty
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    I guess my organization is similar to the Left/Right brain theory. I have most commonly used items on the main screen and then I have related apps grouped on the Left and Right Screens. I use [Folders] on the far left on the left screen and far right on the right screen to show the theme for that row.

    For example, [Music] would contain multiple programs within it, but next to it on the right screen I would have my most commonly used Music programs.

    Left
    1. [Tools], Battery Info, Location Settings, Kill Aps

    3. [News], AP, USA Today, News Rob
    4. [Shop], Amazon, Craigs, App Market

    Center
    1. GTasks Widget, Weatherbug widet
    2. Gtasks (cont.), Calendar, Brightness widget,
    3. vrecorder,___, ___, Browser
    4. Phone, Email, Contacts, Handcent

    Right
    1. Soduko, SNES, NES, [Games]
    2. Pandora, Imusic, Listen, [Music]
    3. Places, Yelp, Where, [Local]
    4. Car Home, Maps, [Misc]

    Thoughts?
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    im mostly left brained.
    left side is power control and pure grid calendar
    middle is essentia apps and weather widgets-donate
    right is music widget, 4 folders with all my apps, then gallery and youtube apps, and brightness control widget
    so kind of follows my brain, but not completely, it would, but i couldnt fit some stuff on my left side
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    One KEY point you didn't mention. Your 'left' brain controls your right side and vice versa.
    So to follow suit with this theory, your organizational tools would need to be to the right of your main screen and your entertainment would be to your left. You've got it backwards.

    Left Brain : Right Brain
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    Left screen
    Two picture frames of my dog
    Along with my direct dial or direct message contacts

    Center screen
    Weather widget
    Phone
    Facebook app
    Browser shortcut
    Camera shortcut
    Shazam shortcut
    Pandora shortcut
    A bookmark for a site I frequent a lot

    Right screen
    Power control widget
    multitouch gallery
    youtube shortcut
    K9-Mail
    Gmail
    Google talk
    Bartender
    Market
    Timeriffic
    Google voice
    1337pwn
    Home switcher.......which could be removed since Home++ was removed
    MotoTorch LED widget
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    I totally fit this theory. Middle screen has essentials like phone and email. Left screen has work contacts, calendar widget, power widget, battery monitor, and a folder with networking stuff like wifi monitor, connectbot, nettools. Right screen has games and music, open table, fandango, Goggles, etc.
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    The theory in the OP is backwards. Your left controls right and vice versa. So for this theory to work, your organization needs to be to the right of your home screen, and entertainment to the left.
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
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    Far right is youtube, pandora, music, and power widget. Right center is 3x3 s2 cal widget and google search widget across the top. Center is Beautiful Home, 4x1 android agenda widget, then my most used apps(messaging, contacts, B of A, and market). Left Center is Google news/weather widget and my 5th through 16th most used apps since my top 4 are on the center screen. And the far left is the 4x4 agenda widget for when I want to see more than just 4 of my upcoming events. Not really sure where this puts me but I marked no correlation between screens but my center is decidedly left brained like me.
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    You made the poll extremely complicated when it could have been very simple, but I guess I don't know yet since I don't ahve my droid.
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    I just looked and this is how mine ended up.

    Left screen has music, gallery, camera, facebook

    Right screen has docs to go, gdocs, astro, market, etc

    Center screen is contacts, dialer, email, text, maps, and browser.

    Interesting..
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    In my center panel, I have the widgets/icons that I use most:

    Power Widget
    Phone
    Calendar Widget
    Voice Dialer
    Alarm Clock
    Communications Folder consisting of Email, GV, Handcent, eBuddy, etc.

    On the left panel, I have all my icons that I use regularly, but aren't essential to my day-to-day stuff:

    Facebook
    Dolphin Browser
    Shopping folder: Where, Places Directory, Android Market
    Media Folder: Camera, Gallery, Pandora, Music, etc.
    Google maps
    Games Folder
    So on and so forth.

    On my right panel, I have strictly 1-touch dialer short-cuts to the people I call the most & the Goog-411 widget

    So I don't know where that puts me with the L/R brain here.
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    D'oh! Guess I do have it backwards. Still weird that so many people are similar.

    Did the initial screen layout of the Droids lead us to lean that way? God knows I have no idea what that configuration is, since I start tweaking it right away, but maybe one of you expectant posters could let us know when you open that box up.
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    10-4 Martin I just searched this. (took a test too.)