Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Right Brain vs. Left Brain

I found this quite interesting. The article states that most of us would see the dancer turning counter-clockwise, however I could initially only see her turning clockwise. After a bit of staring I was able to flip the rotation. Check it out and let me know which way she turns for you, and whether you can flip directions!

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.

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

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2 comments:

Mike Croghan said...

I can't seem to make her do anything but clockwise. Haven't tried staring for *too* long, though.

RevoLutheran said...

Hmmm, though she started out clockwise, I can make her spin either way, though not nquite at will -- and sometimes when intending NOT to change the direction. (Maybe that's because I'm completely exhausted.)

Interestingly, when counter-clockwise, I sense a distinct "wrongness" in that my mind expects her to FALL DOWN! I don't experience this in the clockwise direction.

Yet, I find it easier to switch her out of the "correct" feeling clockwise direction into the "wrong" feeling counter-clockwise direction than vice-versa. This means I find it easier to switch her OUT of my INITIAL perception than back into it... WEIRD!