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Right and left brain

They are now presenting that spinning dancer image as a right/left brain dominance test. I am dubious.

"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."


Here's another left/right brain test, and here's another. I get mildly right-brain FWIW.

When I was younger it was commonplace that the whole right/left brain stuff was theoretically dubious, and the experimental evidence (such as the people with a severed corpus callosum) seemed to be discounted by the academics. The theory seems to get more credence now. I don't know if that's because more compelling evidence has been made available, or because psychology has become a lot less hidebound.

Poll #1071678 The dancer from the dance

Your brain

Put me down as right brain dominant
6(54.5%)
Put me down as left brain dominant
2(18.2%)
Put me down as balanced between the two
3(27.3%)

How does she spin?

Clockwise
9(81.8%)
Anti-clockwise
2(18.2%)

Cross-matching

Clockwise and I think I'm right brain
4(40.0%)
Clockwise and I think I'm left brain
3(30.0%)
Anti-clockwise and I think I'm right brain
2(20.0%)
Anti-clockwise and I think I'm left brain
0(0.0%)
Clockwise and I am balanced
1(10.0%)
Anti-clockwise and I am balanced
0(0.0%)
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