Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Left or right brain?

I was interested to see this test, as I work with both sides of my brain.

Readers are asked to study the graphic and then read out the colour, not the word. The difficulty in performing the task is down to the fact that while your right brain will try to say the colour, your left brain will be more inclined to say the word. Aim to complete the test in less than a minute.

If you can complete this test easily then the right side of your brain is dominant. If you find it hard you're a left brainer.

uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
acknowledges and appreciates
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" (ie. meaning)
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
risk taking

My right brain rules - what about you?


Feather on a Wire said...

right brained but would have bet money on my being left brained....
perhaps it's an age thing?

Donald said...

I oscillate - I was a rainbow in a previous life

Wild Thread Studio said...

Right brained all the way.

Rosalind said...

Both--------each line was different
Not sure what that might mean?

Valeri said...

Definitely right brained but being a Gemini the balance is 59% RB and 41% LB. I did the test on Terry's blog from some University! It is very interesting and in depth!

Sheila said...

Right brained! I had a hard time reading the words.

Janet said...

Right brained all the way, baby!

Julie said...

I had some difficulty in coming straight out with the colour and not the word, a bit like Rosalind. I'm not sure how I'm an artist because I have many left brain qualities! probably more than right brain judging by your list.

Karen said...

oh easily right brained. LOL. locigal thoughts are nearly a strange language to me apparently.

Guzzisue said...

right brain except for the greeny colour that i wasn't sure of a name for!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Oh, bother...left brainer no question. I AM most of those things on the list, yet I still aspire to be creative. All that attention to detail explains my lack of looseness and love of technical challenges.

Can I still play with all you right brainers?

yarnplayer said...

Right brained easily!
Almost a no-brainer :)

Judy said...

It was amazing to me how easily I could read the correct words! But then impulsive is my middle name!


Dorothy said...

That was interesting - I'm 50/50, I'd get going nicely for a few words then my mind would go blank and I only saw the letters, it felt like learning to walk again!

Suzi-k said...

I am convinced it varies with what you are predominantly working on at the time. I am right brained today, maybe because i have been painting all weekend? but sometimes left.....interesting test!

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