Friday, April 24, 2009

Left Brain Versus Right Brain: Which are You?

This is one of those silly, time-wasting, end-of-week kind of things that I find mesmerizing. Take a look at the following video which is supposed to test if you are more left-brain or right brain oriented. Naturally, I came up more on the side of the right brain, which is not surprising. Anyone with more of an artistic bent and lacking common sense (hey, you take the good with the bad) would come up a right brainer, right?

Anyway, take a look at the video. Where do you come up?

The Right Brain vs Left Brain test ... do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-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 anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.

uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies

uses feeling
"big picture" oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can "get it" (i.e. meaning)
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
risk taking

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to see if this test marks anyone as left brained. Seems to me that everyone will see the dancer as turning clockwise because she is turning clockwise.

    I came up as right brained, but I'm highly left brained. I'm 14/15 on the left-brained qualities (I lack math skills), but I only exhibit 3 of the right-brained qualities very strongly.

    I think the fact that I'd bother to challenge the validity of the video is very telling. LOL