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Are You a Left-Brain or Right-Brain Thinker? This Image Can Tell You
The Blaze ^ | 11 August, 2013 | Mike Opelka

Posted on 08/11/2013 11:43:39 AM PDT by Errant

Roger Sperry won the Nobel Prize in 1981 for his work on what is now commonly known as right brain-left brain thinking. Sperry theorized that some very specific activities were controlled by one side of the human brain or the other — for example, the right side controlled creative tasks, while the left side was where logic, language and reasoning lived.

People were fascinated by the idea, and in the three decades since, bookstores, television, the Internet and college psychology classes everywhere have been filled with endless discussions of the differences between right-brain, left-brain, and whole-brain thinkers.

(Ironically, Sperry’s Nobel prize, like his theory, was also split: two Harvard doctors were also recognized that year in the same medicine and physiology category for their discoveries in visual system processing.)

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: brain; left; leftbrain; none; right; rightbrain; thinking
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For some reason I can't tell...
1 posted on 08/11/2013 11:43:39 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

She’s spinning to the right, of course. I ain’t no leftist.


2 posted on 08/11/2013 11:45:02 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: All

I think more light needs to be shed on the subject.


3 posted on 08/11/2013 11:45:42 AM PDT by Errant
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

In my case, one minute she’s rotating left, the next right! lol


4 posted on 08/11/2013 11:47:04 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Wow that’s wild, if you look at it using your peripheral vision and imagine it turning in the other direction, it does! At least for me.


5 posted on 08/11/2013 11:47:30 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Errant

She was spinning to the left until I read the first line then she changed directions?


6 posted on 08/11/2013 11:47:33 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Errant

Yeah. I can see her spinning either way I want to or even wobbling back and forth.

By the way, does anybody know her phone number?


7 posted on 08/11/2013 11:49:14 AM PDT by Rio
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; mountainlion

Maybe people who read FR, are just good multitasking?


8 posted on 08/11/2013 11:49:18 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Spinning clockwise, of course.
This isn’t a trick question.


9 posted on 08/11/2013 11:49:20 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Errant

lol! Yes I need more detail from the subject to properly analyze this experiment.


10 posted on 08/11/2013 11:49:25 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Errant

I looked at the image for 10 minutes. To my mind, she only rotates counter-clockwise. What’s the matter with me?!?!?


11 posted on 08/11/2013 11:49:53 AM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: Errant

She will spin a few rounds one way then seem to change direction. Can’t get ad overload Blaze on my phone. whar doea that mean for me?


12 posted on 08/11/2013 11:50:02 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Errant

She spins both ways for me.


13 posted on 08/11/2013 11:50:02 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Errant

Started out going right, then changed after 30 seconds and changed back and forth after that. I’m not surprised. I have plenty of development on both sides of my brain.


14 posted on 08/11/2013 11:50:21 AM PDT by married21
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To: Errant

She’s spinning clockwise. I have NO idea if that is left or right.


15 posted on 08/11/2013 11:50:29 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Errant
Damn she's built...................................................................
Now what was that question :)
16 posted on 08/11/2013 11:50:53 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: andyk

Some men like that. ;)


17 posted on 08/11/2013 11:51:12 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Errant
She goes counterclockwise for a few seconds and then switches back...and then back again.

What does that mean?

18 posted on 08/11/2013 11:51:37 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Liberals' first line of defense is emotion...the fall back position is specious reasoning.)
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To: mountainlion

How is changing directions for something like this even possible to do with just your mind?


19 posted on 08/11/2013 11:51:46 AM PDT by Errant
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

If you get her right on the edge of your peripheral vision,you can see her change direction.


20 posted on 08/11/2013 11:52:02 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: The Cajun

lol


21 posted on 08/11/2013 11:52:13 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

I read the word “right” she goes right; I read the word “left” she goes left. Very interesting.


22 posted on 08/11/2013 11:52:20 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Errant

OK I’m split about 50/50 on her spin direction.

The thing is, I’m very strongly left-brain (at least I thought so)

Hmm.


23 posted on 08/11/2013 11:52:25 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: The Cajun

What the heck is wrong with her foot? Keeps bouncing up and down. That bothers me so I can’t tell which way she is spinning.


24 posted on 08/11/2013 11:53:06 AM PDT by jimpick
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To: RoosterRedux

It means you’re obviously male, and attempting to fixate on something besides rotation.


25 posted on 08/11/2013 11:53:51 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Rio

867-5309


26 posted on 08/11/2013 11:54:03 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Errant

Constantly spinning clockwise for me...I can’t even force seeing it the other way.


27 posted on 08/11/2013 11:54:05 AM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: onyx
Spinning clockwise, of course.

Clockwise from the top or bottom? Need a frame of reference. People saying left or right are even worse.

28 posted on 08/11/2013 11:54:39 AM PDT by steve86 (despairing but what can I do)
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To: Errant

She must be cold.


29 posted on 08/11/2013 11:54:43 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Errant

Well, she is hawt!;-)


30 posted on 08/11/2013 11:54:47 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Liberals' first line of defense is emotion...the fall back position is specious reasoning.)
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To: mountainlion

Yeah changing directions on me as well...


31 posted on 08/11/2013 11:55:14 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: BreezyDog
Constantly spinning clockwise for me...I can’t even force seeing it the other way.

Close your right eye and stare at her ankle. She will flip the other way.

32 posted on 08/11/2013 11:55:53 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: D_Idaho

I only see it going counter-clockwise too, and it matches how I think.


33 posted on 08/11/2013 11:57:00 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Same for me too. I can pretty much make her spin either way.


34 posted on 08/11/2013 11:57:18 AM PDT by Errant
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To: jimpick
What the heck is wrong with her foot?

Yup, sure thing, that's what I first noticed, LOLOL!

35 posted on 08/11/2013 11:58:06 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: Errant
Well that confirms it. I'm nuts. I can see her spinning both ways (from different perspectives).

Maybe I need a beer...

5.56mm

36 posted on 08/11/2013 11:58:40 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: central_va

Scrolling up or down, or opening both eyes will do it for me, or sometimes just thinking about it.


37 posted on 08/11/2013 11:58:55 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

But what does it all mean? I stared long enough to see her changing direction. But only after reading the suggestion that she might be.

All my life, I’ve had to think twice about right and left. No kidding. When I was a kid I had a scar on my left hand, so that made it easy.

When I revisited the house I lived in when I was 6, the house I remembered being on the right was on the left side and vice versa. Etc.

My IQ is high, thanks for asking. But perhaps the most difficult thing I ever learned was typing. Again, a sort of left-right thingy.


38 posted on 08/11/2013 11:59:38 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: Errant

That has to be a very skin-tight leotard.


39 posted on 08/11/2013 12:00:06 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Veto!

You may have some dyslexia. Are you a guy or gal? I hear we use different parts of our brains in general?


40 posted on 08/11/2013 12:02:00 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

I can see it spinning both ways. What’s up with that?


41 posted on 08/11/2013 12:02:54 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: mountainlion

Just like a woman.


42 posted on 08/11/2013 12:03:22 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: steve86

You spin from your feet upward.
:)


43 posted on 08/11/2013 12:03:46 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: oldbrowser
I can see it spinning both ways. What’s up with that?

You might be gay.

44 posted on 08/11/2013 12:04:45 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Errant

Looks like the opening credits of a James Bond movie.


45 posted on 08/11/2013 12:04:54 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: Errant

Strictly clockwise until I started looking at it out of the corner of my eye. Then it goes clockwise out of the corner of my left eye and stays that way until I look at it out of the corner of my right, then it’s counterclockwise and stays that way, until I shift to the left, and so forth. No switching back and forth in my primary field of vision.


46 posted on 08/11/2013 12:05:16 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Errant
Once you get over the fixation on her headlights, blinking a couple of times will change her direction every time.
Must be some type of brain reboot/reset that causes the visual pathways to change slightly.
47 posted on 08/11/2013 12:06:13 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: Errant

Lol

Amen...my first thought too


48 posted on 08/11/2013 12:07:44 PM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: oldbrowser

Got me. I can see it spinning both ways too. We need some ladies to chime in. I have a theory that the spinning subject used, influences the male observer, and affects the results.


49 posted on 08/11/2013 12:08:22 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

I could only see her spinning clockwise, and couldn’t force another impression until I just looked at the shadow of her foot and concentrated on that spinning counter-clockwise...BAM...instant switch.


50 posted on 08/11/2013 12:09:49 PM PDT by FreeperinRATcage (I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for every thing I do. - R. A. Heinlein)
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