Watch This!

8 Feb

Oh internet.  I ❤ thee.

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.

Apparently, 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.  (I see her going clockwise…)

LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONSAnti-clockwise
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 FUNCTIONSClockwise (She goes this way for me!)
uses feeling
“big picture” oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images

present and future – (I know this is ominously set apart but I couldn’t fix it.  Haha.  #isuckattechnology)

philosophy & religion
can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
believes
appreciates
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
impetuous
risk taking

Still, this article says the spinning dancer clip is a farce.  Stating the:  “test is coming up inaccurate because it provides a crude view of the ‘lateralization of brain function,’ or the concept that each side of the human brain specializes in certain mental activities.”  A bit scientific for me, but what I think they are saying we are too complex for a youtube clip :).

Nonetheless, try it.  And, then show your friends!

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