Monday, October 15, 2007

Left Brain vs. Right Brain

Check this out! I found this on the blog of a friend of a friend.

It's a test that can discriminate between left brain and right brain people. I was, unsurprisingly, a right brain person. To me, the woman was spinning in a clockwise direction, and I couldn't imagine her spinning counter-clockwise at all. In fact, I kinda thought that it was B.S. until the grad student in my lab assured me that she could see the dancer spinning counter-clockwise (and this grad student is decidedly left brained).

Hmm, I wonder how one becomes left brained or right brained. I'll do some reading and try to add a bit to this post.

In the meantime, what are you?

7 comments:

Emily said...

It switches back and forth for me. Freaky!

Amy said...

counter-clockwise for me. I fit the left-brain description

arduous said...

gah! it also switches back and forth for me. so just for kicks I googled: right brain, and found another quiz to test if you are right brained or left brained, and the result of the quiz was that I am 50% right brained and 50% left brained.

maybe that's why i can't ever make a decision. my brain is pulling me apart!

Another Mom said...

I switch too! So weird. one minute she goes one way, the next she's switched to the other way. Must mean I'm neither right nor left brained. I think both my brains are dead anyways.

Flicka Mawa said...

Wow, for all I try I can only see her going clockwise. Especially weird for a scientist, no?

Lindsay said...

just fyi, the right brain/left brain thing is a myth and utterly inapplicable to this situation.
http://scienceblogs.com/neurophilosophy/2007/10/the_left_brain_right_brain_myt.php

Lindsay said...

this should actually be the link