Right Brain Left Brain test

A coworker sent this to me and I’m sure it’s been around forever and I just saw it for the first time but I thought it was cool so here it is.

Take a look at the following image:

Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise?

Which way is the dancer turning? If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.

Most people would see the dancer turning counter-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it. I see it as clockwise and have been able to change it’s direction.

Interestingly enough, the email I got stated that Nikon DSLR owners would see it counter-clockwise and Canon owners would see it clockwise – sounds like a shot from a Canon forum or Flickr group directed at us Nikon owners.

uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies
uses feeling
“big picture” oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
risk taking

I couldn’t find the source of this test (my email was slightly different than this layout) so I’ll attribute the first google result that resembled the email I got (I also grabbed the table content from this source as well)…if you know the source, let me know and I’ll give it proper attribution.

One Comment

  1. gusgreeper says:

    i can see it both ways. at first i was sad only being able to see it clockwise but then i realized i could see it both ways. im not surprised im pretty strange.

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