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Friday, October 19, 2007

Right & Left Brain Results

Have you seen the dancer that is supposed to help you determine if you're right or left brained? Let the dancer drive you crazy here.

Here's results from another quiz:

Some of the traits associated with the right side of the brain are listed in the table. Not all of the traits will apply to you. Remember, we use both side of our brain, but your right sides gets the most exercise.

Type of Cognitive Processing

Brief Description

HolisitcProcessing information from whole to part; sees the big picture first, not the details.
Random Processing information with out priority, jumps form one task to another.
Concrete Processes things that can be seen , or touched - real objects.
IntuitiveProcesses information based on whether or not it feels right know answer but not sure how it was derived.
NonverbalProcesses thought as illustrations.
Fantasy-Oriented Processes information with creativity; less focus on rules and regulations

Another test:

Directions: This is a printable test to take yourself and give to your friends. Print out this page first. Get a blank sheet of lined paper. Every time you read a description or characteristic that applies to you, write down its number on the blank sheet of paper. There is no certain number of characteristics you must choose. After you are done, click here to view the key. Next to every number on your paper, write whether it was a L or an R. Count up the number of L's and R's. Whichever number is higher represents your dominance. If the numbers are close, that means you use both sides of your brain equally.

  1. I constantly look at a clock or wear a watch
  2. I keep a journal or diary of my thoughts
  3. I believe there is a either right and wrong way to do everything
  4. I find it hard to follow directions precisely
  5. The expression "Life is just a bowl of cherries" makes no sense to me
  6. I frequently change my plans and find that sticking to a schedule is boring
  7. I think it's easier to draw a map than tell someone how to get somewhere
  8. To find a lost item, I try to picture it in my head where I last saw it
  9. I frequently let my emotions guide me
  10. I learn math with ease
  11. I'd read the directions before assembling something
  12. People tell me I am always late getting places
  13. People have told me that I'm psychic
  14. I need to set goals for myself to keep me on track
  15. When somebody asks me a question, I turn my head to the left
  16. If I have a tough decision to make, I write down the pros and the cons
  17. I'd probably make a good detective
  18. I learn music with ease
  19. To solve a problem, I think of similar problems I have solved in the past
  20. I use a lot of gestures
  21. If someone asks me a question, I turn my head to the right
  22. I believe there are two ways to look at almost everything
  23. I have the ability to tell if people are lying or guilty of something, just by looking at them
  24. I keep a "to do" list
  25. I am able to thoroughly explain my opinions in words
  26. In a debate, I am objective and look at he facts before forming an opinion
  27. I've considered becoming a poet, a politician, an architect, or a dancer
  28. I always lose track of time
  29. When trying to remember a name I forgot, I'd recite the alphabet until I remembered it
  30. I like to draw
  31. When I'm confused, I usually go with my gut instinct
  32. I have considered becoming a lawyer, journalist, or doctor

My answers:
1 -L
4 - R
6 - R
7 - R
8 - L
9 - R
11 - L
14 - L
16 - L
19 - R
20 - R
22 - R
23 - R
24 - L
25 - L
28 - R
31 - R
32 - L

L=8, R=10. Okay, so my right brain is more dominant- off to read more about this to see if I use both side equally as this test suggests and what exactly THAT means.



Mom2legomaniacs said...

Well, I did the test with the 18 questions. It said I had 0 right brained responses and 18 left brained responses. I have always said I am hard left brained with little access to the right. This was funny that it did come out that way! See, the things I value that you are good at are completely foreign to me!

Thanks for the link. That was fun!


my5wolfcubs said...

Is there another catagory? As in, answers may vary?? :)
I first saw the dancer on LH's blog and probably spent over an hour watching her! It was clockwise for me, although I was finally able to make her spin the other way on occasion (now that I just peaked again, it is only clockwise).

On the 18 questions, I got right brain 0, left brain 18.

And on the 32 questions, of the 11 I answered yes to, 3 were L and 8 were R.

Yes, answers may vary!! :)


Summer said...

I see the dancer going clockwise, though when I try I can maker her go counter clockwise.

Robin said...

Interesting. Initially I saw her going counterclockwise, then after a minute, she went the other way.

If I looked at the left side of the screen, the dancer would go counterclockwise, if I looked to the right and started reading, she turned clockwise.

The next test showed me equally left and right brained dominant. The last test had me as left brained.

Great distraction from my midterm. Take a break and get analyzed.



barrellfullofmonkeys said...

I've always been pretty ambidextrious, and this is no exception! On all of the tests, I'm equally right and left brained. The dancer kept twirling all over the place for me, switching rotation before my eyes every minute or so. I wasn't even trying! Maybe my excuse of being blonde isn't accurate. Maybe it's just that my mind can't decide what it's doing! :)

Kathy D.