We have all hear the terms "right and left brained" many times in our lives. Many of us even have some idea what that is supposed to mean. Right
brained people are supposed to be creative, artistic, feeling oriented. Left brained people are supposed to be analytical, logical, rule oriented.
You may already have a pretty good idea which one you think you are. Or maybe not.
According to research most of us start off as right brain dominant, but that changes as we are educated.
Experiments show that most children rank highly creative (right brain) before entering school. Because our educational systems place a higher value on
left brain skills such as mathematics, logic and language than it does on drawing or using our imagination, only ten percent of these same children
will rank highly creative by age 7. By the time we are adults, high creativity remains in only 2 percent of the population.
So which are you? And are you sure? This test will tell you for certain which side of your brain is really running the show. The answer may
The test is easy, just watch the spinning figure. Does she spin counterclockwise? (Left brained) Or clockwise? (Right brained) According to the
studies in psychology, most of us should be left brained. However, others have done informal studies and found that not to be the case. So are ATS
members more right brained or left brained? After watching the test, post whether you were a righty or a lefty, and feel free to comment on whether
or not you think you fit the normal profile for that brain "sidedness."
Pay attention to the way the dancer FIRST appears to spin in order to know your dominant side if you happen to be one of the people able to switch it
at will. (Some do easily, others can with practice and concentration, some cant at all)
I, as it happens, am right brained. And fairly surprised. I had always assumed the opposite.
I'd assume that it would base something along the lines of what your current activity is? and which side it requires to be more active? maybe maybe
Edit to add, You can maybe even use it to see which side is currently more active like if you're working on a project and need to be creative or are
studying something and require yourself to use memory and logic etc etc.
The theory, I think, would predict that economists, engineers, and scientists would likely be dominated by left-brain thinkers who see her
spinning counter-clockwise, whereas humanists and non-economics social scientists would have more right-brain thinkers. Here’s how the numbers
actually break down as to who initially sees her spinning counter-clockwise among Freakonomics blog readers. The higher this number, the more rational
you are supposed to be (with the number of observations in parentheses):
So something is a little odd with the way we view right and left brainedness.
(is that a word? lol) I was hoping to get an informal idea of the percentages myself to see if the numbers here jived with the psychologists
assumptions, or with Levitts.
Also don't quote me on this, but I heard or read somewhere that according to which nostril is more clear would show which side is currently more
active. (My right nostril is clearer right now I'd think because I'm making things up as I type therefore creative? correct me if i'm wrong lol)
Maybe for some it is, but its not for me. I tried doing math and watching it, reading and watching it, and I just now tried the suggestion about
closing one eye. For me, it doesnt matter what I do, or how long I stare at it, (which is another suggestion for making it flip) it is always
spinning clockwise. (Right brain)
Pretty interesting that we have so many right off the bat able to flip it so easily.
You could be right about this. The more I think about this topic and the posts, the more it spins clockwise. I am finding it more hard to get it to
spin the other way since I am thinking more logically.
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