I'm wondering what research, if any, there is to support this approach to education.

I was in the process of researching a school for a job, and I saw that they use a "modified right brain education plan" as part of their educational plan for young children (1-3ish). It appears to be called the Shichida method, and from what I can tell aims to stimulate (or overstimulate) the right brain, through things like flashcards. Apparently, in the course of 1 school year they are going to show the infants over 20,000 flash cards.

This is a reasonably reputable university in Japan, but I don't see any links to research articles, just references to "research".

What do you guys think?

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    $\begingroup$ The "right-brain/left-brain" thing where the "right brain is creative" and "left brain is analytical" or some other variation on that theme is a complete myth. There are real lateralizations of motor and sensory functions (eg, the left motor cortex is where movements of the right hand are directed), and bias in language perception and production to one hemisphere is most individuals, but that's it. See also psychology.stackexchange.com/questions/6521 psychology.stackexchange.com/a/6522/14382 psychology.stackexchange.com/a/16099/14382 $\endgroup$
    – Bryan Krause
    Jan 11 at 16:37
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    $\begingroup$ I've voted to close this question because it doesn't have enough background to attempt to assess it, beyond the "right/left brain" thing that is easily debunked. There's no reference to the particular education program so nothing for us to evaluate or relate to research in psychology. Additionally, "what do you guys think" is a prompt for discussion that isn't a good fit for the SE model. $\endgroup$
    – Bryan Krause
    Jan 11 at 16:40