Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Are you a left-brainer or a right-brainer?

dancer.gifI don't really know what this test shows, but it's kind of fascinating.

According to an article from Australia's The Herald Sun if you see the dancer in the image turning counter-clockwise, you're using more of your left-brain and vice-versa.

They say that most people see the dancer turning counter-clockwise (left-brain). Apparently, some can make her change direction, but I only see her turning clockwise. Here's what they say the two sides of the brain represent:

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


Which are you?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks clockwise to me...
Darryl

Dave said...

I was only seeing it going clockwise, then suddenly, it switched. But when I blinked, it went back to clockwise. Now I think I've figured out how to make it switch back and forth. It's pretty cool. I look at the text on the left and while I'm doing that, I see the image switch direction out of the corner of my eye. When I look at it, it usually stays that way until I blink - sometimes longer. Weird.

JFB said...

Whoo boy I am so right brain!

Cyrus said...

Interesting. I see it both ways, but one is more predominant.

Melanie said...

That is so weird. When I first saw this, it was only going counterclock wise and I couldn't comprehend how it could possibly go the other way. Then I looked at the text on the left side and it suddenly started going the other way and now I can't get it to go counter anymore!

Dave -- I totally see you as right brain.

Melanie

Dave said...

Melanie -- I was right brain. But then, like you, I noticed that I could make it go the other way...weird. Now I'm looking at it after not having seen if for awhile and it's back to spinning clock-wise. This is a pretty strange little effect, isn't it?