Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Right Brain vs Left Brain


The Right Brain vs Left Brain test ... do you see the dancer turning clockwise or counter-clockwise?

If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.

Most of us would see the dancer turning counter-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.


LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
knowing
acknowledges
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies
practical
safe
RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses feeling
"big picture" oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can "get it" (i.e. meaning)
believes
appreciates
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
impetuous
risk taking

From The Daily Telegraph

9 comments:

DCup said...

This thing is so wild! When I look at it full on, I'm right brained. When I look at it on the screen, just at the bottom of the graphic, I can see it go counterclockwise, too.

But it's hard to see the counter. I have to concentrate. Kind of like doing math!

Boxer rebel said...

I see it going clockwise and cannot get it to turn counterclockwise. I have concentrated but I just can't do it. that list sort of describes me and if I had to pick a list it would be the one i would pick.

BAC said...

I can see it going both directions. By diverting my eyes away and then refocusing on the image it changes directions. It's very wild!


BAC

Tengrain said...

Who cares which way she is going, I just want some of her coffee!

Regards,

Tengrain

Veronica said...

Right brained. Weird...as a kid, I always tested left brained.

FranIAm said...

Right brain FranIam in the house.

I could not for the life of me see her going the other way.

Which may explain the passion in my Ellen dog-fiasco post!

And so much else!!!

Jan said...

It's funny to see this here, as my daughter linked it to me in an email. She said she went back and forth, but I'm definitely right-brained. Glad FranIAm sent me over here.

BAC said...

Hi Jan, thanks for stopping by!


BAC

pygalgia said...

Both. It only takes a blink for it to reverse. But I don't put much faith in these type of tests. Having a degree in psychology, I've dealt with way too many of them.