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 FUNCTIONS– Anti-clockwise
words and language
present and past
math and science
knows object name
RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS — Clockwise (She goes this way for me!)
“big picture” oriented
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)
knows object function
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!