Thursday, October 11, 2007

Which brain are you?

Left brain or right brain

Click on the above link and see, then come back here and tell ME (because I am curious). When I saw the image in miniature I saw it as clockwise, bigger I saw it as anticlockwise. I don't know what it means that I now see her swing from side to side. I tend to identify more with the right brain traits, though I think I actually have a big logical streak in me too - maths and science were never my strong points however. If you slide your eyes away from her to the left or right she seems to change direction.

Now my eyes are all hurty.

17 comments:

  1. Kate C2:48 PM

    First anti, then clockwise, and couldn't change it back for ages, then anti again. My brain hurts now. When it was clockwise I couldn't see how she could possibly go any other way, but I seem to be able to flip from anti to clockwise with relative ease. Which means??? Of course I want to think I'm right-brained -- but then I'm left handed so maybe my brain is back to front anyway and I should really be left-brained.... ow ow ow.

    Must go and unpack shopping now.

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  2. I saw this a few days ago and could only see it as clockwise. Then I had another look just now and realised if I stared at the shadow of her foot then I could make her go the other way.

    people in my office are getting very varied reactions.

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  3. I can't see anything but clockwise, might try the foot shadow thing! I don't know but now both sides of my brain are aching. :S

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  4. I'm with Kate. First anti and then clockwise. It took me a while to change her back again but once I had done it she was changing constantly.

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  5. Clockwise. Although for a moment I saw anti-clockwise and was all confused. Then I read the text and could only see clockwise, no matter how hard I tried.

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  6. I can only see clockwise too. I even tried tricking myself into imagining I saw it anti-clockwise, but I didn't believe my own trickery. xxx

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  7. She's got some fairly apparent nipple action going on.

    She makes me feel seasick.

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  8. (MArtin sees anticlockwise. But does he see the nipples?)

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  9. Just anticlockwise, I could not see it any other way no matter how hard I tried. I identify a lot more with the left side traits(with the exception of maths and science!), and am also left handed. I don't know if the handedness has anything to do with it though, possibly not.

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  10. It's all clockwise to me. I can't see anti. Mind you I've just had a glass of wine, had my osteo pummel hell out of my hip and it's late. So I'm not prepared to try to hard or I might fall off the couch.

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  11. I always thought if you were left handed it meant you were right-brain dominant, because the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and vise-versa.

    I saw her anticlockwise. Maybe that's cos I'm reading philosophy at the moment...

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  12. Georgia8:29 AM

    Definitely clockwise. I can't see it the other way at all.

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  13. meli, there is now evidence to suggest that a very young fetus has a preference for its left or right hand, however at that stage the brain has not developed sufficiently to control movement. I can't remember what else was said in relation to this (I heard it a while ago), but it challenged the commonly believed theory which you outlined.
    But then there is also a theory which suggests brain damage during birth leads to left handedness. Who knows really? I find the handedness topic fascinating.

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  14. I always wanted to be left handed. I feel quite ripped off and mediocre for being right.

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  15. hmmm, that's interesting kate. i know my theory was only hearsay. i always wished i was left handed too. oh well.

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  16. I saw only anti-clockwise till I looked away and then she (and her nipples) started going the other way. Which makes me suspicious. And seasick.
    Besides it's all a bit more complicated than just left-brain vs right-brain. But that doesn't stop me from clicking on links Penni wants me to click on. :P

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  17. ....still clockwise, and I so wanted her to be anti-clockwise tonight. And noice nipple action which I didn't notice last night

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