Want to take an interesting right brain vs left brain test and learn something new about yourself? As simple as a piece of cake!
Once you know which hemisphere is better developed, you can choose the most appropriate activity or explain your seemingly strange behavior in any situation. And parents can determine their kid’s skills and talents and decide which is better for the kid: chess lessons or drawing clesses (for example).
The photo of the girl in motion below is created by the Japanese designer Nobuyuki Kayahara. Look in which direction the girl is turning and…
If, in your opinion, the girl rotates clockwise, it is assumed that your right hemisphere of the brain is more developed.
If you see the rotation counterclockwise, then your left hemisphere of the brain is more active.
People are more likely to see a girl rotating counterclockwise. As a result, these people make more use of the left hemisphere of the brain.
But by concentrating, you can change the direction of the girl’s movement.
Interestingly, a few years ago not much importance was given to the right hemisphere of the brain. It was generally accepted that it was somehow useless. However, over time researchers have come to the conclusion that the right hemisphere of the human brain is very important for the development of a creative personality.
For those who cannot change the dancer’s direction of rotation at a glance, there are 3 images below. You can easily change the direction of movement in the middle image by briefly looking at the left or right image. This simple test helps you check which part of your brain is most active.
The left hemisphere of the brain
Verbal information is processed. The left hemisphere is responsible for language skills, speech, writing and reading. With the help of the left hemisphere, one remembers facts, dates, names and checks their spelling. The left hemisphere analyzes all facts; it is responsible for analysis and logic. Mathematical symbols and numbers are also recognized by the left hemisphere. The information is processed gradually.
The right hemisphere of the brain
Nonverbal information is processed. The right hemisphere of the human brain processes information not expressed in words, but in pictures and symbols.
Using the right hemisphere of the brain, one can fantasize and dream, compose stories. The right hemisphere is responsible for visual arts and musical skills. The right hemisphere processes many different pieces of information at the same time. It allows you to see everything as a whole without resorting to analysis.
What we currently know about hemispheres of the brain:
- The brain is inherently lateral, that is, asymmetrical, in which the right hemisphere is not identical to the left hemisphere in function.
- The right hand controls the left hemisphere and vice versa; the left hand controls the right hemisphere.
- Not only the hand but also the leg, the ear, and the eye may be leading.
- Right- and left-handedness are already determined in the first trimester of pregnancy. By the 15th week, the fetus begins to suck the finger of the leading hand.
- Left-handedness can be transmitted from parents to children. In a family where at least one parent is left-handed, a left-handed child is more likely to be born.
- The likelihood of being born left-handed also increases the stress experienced by the mother during pregnancy. Left-handedness is also more common among twins and children born prematurely.
- There are more left-handed men than women.
- Left-handed people are distributed unevenly around the world. They are most common in Papua New Guinea – almost 25%, less common in Great Britain and the United States, about 10%. And on average, left-handed people make up 15% of the world’s population.
- There are practically very few 100% left- or right-handed people; in general, we can speak only about a more or less pronounced prevalence of one or another type.
- Right-handed people have the left hemisphere which is responsible for information processing. Left-handed people have both. It is considered to give some advantages: it facilitates generating out-of-the-box ideas and finding non-standard solutions.
- Ambidextrous people are called people with both hands leading. For them, it doesn’t matter which hand to hold a spoon, pen, or hammer with. If you are lucky, the ambidextrous person will have both hands equally developed. Unfortunately, it also happens that both of them turn out to be “left-handed”.
- Left-handed people may have difficulties with speech development during childhood, since the speech center is located in the left hemisphere, which controls the right, less developed hand. Problems can extend to both writing and reading.
- In creative professions and sports left-handed people have more chances to succeed, that is why there are many left-handed people among celebrities in these fields. As for scientists, apparently, left-handedness does not give an advantage, but it does not hinder either.
And this is a new optical illusion.
Its main difference from the ballet illusion is the transparency of the character. Surprisingly, it completely changes the perception of the moving image.
And in which direction does the girl is turning for you?