The Right Brain vs Left Brain Test

Do you see the dancer turning clockwise or counter-clockwise? If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain. If counter clockwise, then you use most of the left side of the brain. Most of us would see the dancer turning counter-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it. We did it by looking away from her. Eventually my husband had her going clockwise and I had her going counter clockwise. Then I had her going back and forth and not turning at all and my husband had her going clockwise. This is fascinating even though it's an animated graphic. It goes to show what is supposedly "fact" for one person is not necessarily "fact" for another person. It's all what we perceive things to be which makes us all unique in our own right. Interesting I thought!


  1. uses logic
  2. detail oriented
  3. facts rule
  4. words and language
  5. present and past
  6. math and science
  7. can comprehend
  8. knowing acknowledges
  9. order/pattern
  10. perception
  11. knows object name
  12. reality based
  13. forms strategies
  14. practical safe



  1. uses feeling
  2. “big picture” oriented
  3. imagination rules
  4. symbols and images
  5. present and future
  6. philosophy & religion
  7. can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
  8. believes
  9. appreciates
  10. spatial perception
  11. knows object function
  12. fantasy based
  13. presents possibilities
  14. impetuous
  15. risk taking

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