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Hi all,


Here's an interesting activity I came across over at http://www.queerclick.com. It's supposed to tell you if you mostly use the left or right side of your brain:




Do you see the dancer turning Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise?




If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa. Most people see the dancer turning counter-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction.


Here's a Tip:


If you really can't, try this - Cover her torso, including her bottom, and just stare at her legs going round and round (including the shadow). After a while you can suddenly see the switch in direction. With some practice, you can switch directions easily.


A bit more on how left and right brain functions differ.



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




CREDIT: http://www.queerclick.com




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This kind of stuff is misleading. People use both sides & there is a lot of cross talk between hemispheres and locales. Also, organization of te ebrain varies a lot between people. For example, a large minority of people have language located primarily on the Right side.

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With a little effort, I can see her turning clockwise. However, the second I look at the shadow, she instantly starts turning counter-clockwise. Is the shadow a big part of the difference? Do right-brained people not pay attention to detail such as shadows?

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damn. no matter what i do, i can't see counterclockwise.


when the raised foot is going from right to left, it appears lower, thus closer, meaning clockwise. Right!??!?!


even when i cover the shadows and torso, the effect is the same.


the lower the foot, the closer it is...



does this make sense, guys, or am i drunk?

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I was the same...only could see it going clockwise. Then I tried only looking at the shadows - covering everything else. Then I could see the shadows moving counterclockwise. Then slowly uncover the figure starting from the bottom.

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