There was a cnet.com news item yesterday that linked to this fascinating Right Brain v Left Brain exercise. I can’t tell whether they’re serious or just (as the kids would say) “tricking me.” Is she spinning left or right? Your answer indicates whether you’re using more of your right or left brain. The page also includes a good summary of which is which.
If she spins one way (and you need to follow that link to the live animation, you won’t see it here), you’re emphasizing the right brain, which is intuitive, whole picture oriented, more willing to take risks, and so on. If she spins the other way, you’re more left-brained, meaning orderly, mathematical, logical.
My problem (true confessions here) is that for me she keeps changing directions. Does that mean that I’m switching brains all the time? That might make sense because I’ve always related to business planning, which necessarily incorporates both big-picture conceptual stuff and the details of dates and deadlines and financial projections; words and numbers together.
It also makes sense if somebody has a sense of humor and is switching the animation randomly.
But none of that makes sense unless you click the link and visit that page. When you get there, read up on the simple but powerful bullet point lists of right and left brain characteristics.