And now for something completely different…

Are you right brained or left? Can you switch back and forth or is it pretty set in stone?

Skra linked me to this article from the Australian Hearld Sun website. I can’t say for certain that this is actually scientifically legit…but hell, this is the internet…since when do you have to have sound proof to actually say something on the internet?

Here’s the deal: watch the image, does the “dancer” go clockwise, or counter(anti) clockwise? Can you make her switch directions?

This is what the Herald Sun says

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

Me personally…at first glance she goes clockwise, but I am able to make her switch directions (I’m not telling how…you have to figure that out for yourself.

And while I acknowledge this whole thing could be a massive load…it’s still fun!

(btw…kudos to you if you know where the title of this post is from without googling it)

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3 Comments »

  1. dragonmage Said:

    I stumbled across this a while back. I can easily make it “change” directions. ^_^ After reading all the comments saying it only went one direction or the other, I saved and deconstructed the .gif to check. It is *all* in your brain. ^_^
    Oh, and that’s a Monty Python quote. It was the title of one episode of the Flying Circus, and it was said numerous times throughout the show. (I didn’t have to google it, I have the entire Flying Circus on DVD. ^_^

  2. Dirk Said:

    She looked like she was turning clock wise to me, but it took me a couple of mins to figure out how to change it 😀

  3. Jugster Said:

    DaJugster has read yer stuff . . . dunno nuffin ’bout changing girls direction . . . yeah OK so it switches . . . but I think it otta be dominant . . . but that’s my religion . . . Wimmin who rule . . . and men who drool


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