Filed Under (General) by Rob on 06-01-2009

After two weeks of the ubiquitous UK coughing lurgy I don’t feel like either are fully functional at the moment!

To find out whether you are left or right-brained by looking at this article from the Aussie ‘Herald Sun’ website. Madelaine came home from school having been shown this and it is fascinating (although how scientifically acurate I cannot say). There’s a silhouette of a lady spinning round and the direction in which you see her turn is meant to show which side of your brain you use most. For me, she always turns clockwise to begin with (in line with my artistic global thinker’s right brain) although she does change direction a few times if I look for long enough.


Have fun, and let me know which you come out as (although most of you left-brainers may not find it as fascinating as I did!!)

If you like this sort of thing, don’t forget the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator, which is tremendous fun and helps you understand yourself and others much more clearly. Click here to read a blog post all about it and to do a wee test to find out your type!

4 Comments posted on "Which side of your brain do you use most?"
Beth on January 7th, 2009 at 1:02 am #

Clock-wise for sure. Yay for right brainers ;)….I didn’t even think she was going the other way till I had my roomie look at it and she was going the other way for her…so cool! going to use it on my blog if you don’t mind 🙂

Mark on January 7th, 2009 at 9:55 am #

Clockwise looking down (anti-clockwise looking up), which I guess makes me right-brain and confused, especially as I always thought I was left-brain.

Rob on January 7th, 2009 at 11:22 am #

Well, my left side makes sense of all those verbs and tenses, scales and chords, whereas my right side enables me to speak the languages with expression and play the piano with feeling. That’s how I see it, anyway!

Reggie on January 7th, 2009 at 1:00 pm #

Fascinating. When I first looked at her, she was going anti-clockwise, but then I looked away, and suddenly she was turning clockwise. I wondered if it would be possible to get her to change back again, but nothing seemed to work. However, now I find that if I rotate a finger in front of her, she will dance whichever way I choose! So, I think I am an omni-brained person, with the best of both brains!