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Take This Fun Brain Test!

Posted on the 14 February 2013 by Eowyn @DrEowyn

This is a test to show when you are using the Left or Right side of your brain.

Look at the picture below:


If you see the picture as one showing only the left half (head-to-waist) of a man, you are using the left side of your brain.

Now stare at the picture. Don’t think. Instead go into a trance-like state.

You’ll begin to see the man turn his face, and you’ll see him in profile!

But if you start thinking and reasoning about what you’re seeing, you’ll go back to seeing the left half of a man, instead of his profile.

Cool, isn’t it?


From Wikipedia:

During the 1960s, Roger Sperry conducted a natural experiment on epileptic patients who had previously had their corpus callosum’s cut. The corpus callosum is the area of the brain dedicated to linking both the right and left hemisphere together. [...] Sperry concluded that the left hemisphere of the brain was dedicated to language as the participants could clearly speak the image flashed. On the other hand, Sperry concluded that the right hemisphere of the brain was involved in more creative activities such as drawing.

Writing in Psychology Today, Christian Jarrett, Ph.D., cautions that “the logical left-brain, creative right-brain myth has a seductive simplicity about it.” But “the truth is really more complicated.” Although “the two hemispheres of the brain do function differently … in most people the left brain is dominant for language. The right hemisphere, on the other hand, is implicated more strongly in emotional processing and representing the mental states of others. However, the distinctions aren’t as clear cut as the myth makes out – for instance, the right hemisphere is involved in processing some aspects of language, such as intonation and emphasis.”

H/t Miss May.


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