Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Right Brain vs. Left Brain

Click on the photo below:
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.

(I am just the opposite. No matter how hard I concentrate, I can NOT see the dancer turning counter-clockwise. I honestly do not think I have a left brain!)

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

Source.

Please leave a comment and let me know whether you are left or right brained!

5 comments:

Dana Herbert said...

I am right brained!

Bob Hoeppner said...

I'm left-brained, although in other tests I've taken, I came out pretty equal between the two.

I think the key to seeing the figure turning counter clockwise for me is that I picture her left foot on the ground behind her, so that she's ready to pivot left on her left foot. But if I picture her left leg in the air, then I see her turning clockwise.

Stacy said...

Ah! That worked! I was only seeing it going counter-clockwise, but now I can only see it moving clockwise thanks to that little tip.

Dana Herbert said...

I still can't see it going counter-clockwise.

I have no left brain :(

Butterfly said...

i'm a righty :)