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Bicycle commuting, bicycle touring, bicycle racing; bicycle ADVENTURING.
To the grocery store, up a mountain, across the country or to the finish line--
it's all an adventure.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Right Brain v. Left Brain

Do you see the dancer turning clockwise or counter-clockwise? Find out HERE

My experience: when I saw the STILL photo, I thought the dancer was going clockwise. When I saw the animation, I initially thought it was going counter. Then I closed my eyes out of frustration and looked again and it was going clockwise and couldn't understand how I could have thought it was going the other way (you're supposed to be able to reverse the direction). With some practice, I can make it reverse direction back and forth, but prefer clockwise.

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

I am heavily a right brain thinker-- which is why I am so glad that I was an art major in college since I was able to embrace, understand, evolve and strengthen my right brain thinking instead of forcing left-brained thinking on myself. That said, I HATE being put in a box. Just because I was an art major, doesn't mean I can't access left-brained skills. If I were to check off items from these two lists that I identify with, I might check off more from the right-brained list, but also several from the left-brained.
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