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.

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

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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