Aug 6, 2008

Spin Psycle

I stumbled upon a really cool test that supposedly determines if you're left- or right-brained. It's a 3D silhouette of a female spinning, and depending on which side of the brain you favor, you will either see her spinning clockwise or counter-clockwise.

Bonus points if you stare at it long enough to see it go in the opposite direction, which is kinda freaky.

http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,22492511-5005375,00.html?from=mostpop

If this is to be believed, it was really interesting for me to discover that I'm actually right brained, having grown up with and studied very logic-based fields. I've always nurtured my affinity for computers, both in my hobbies, job and getting a bachelor's in computer science; and I've always enjoyed crunching numbers, which culminated in a bachelor's in finance. So I just naturally assumed I was left-brained.

But the characteristics of a right-brained person listed with the test more generally fit who I am. That's not to say I have no left-brain aptitude... in fact, a bunch of the left-brain characteristics also fit me well. It's just there wasn't anything on the right-brain that didn't describe my personality to (at minimum) some significant degree. Weird.

Of course, I also noticed that the female dancer's nipples are sticking out. Which, of course, means that Freud was right. As usual.

4 comments:

Gawain83 said...

that's awesome! apparently i'm right sided as well, though a lot of the left side does describe me. that whole math/science thing. and getting her to flip back and forth and back again is a trip.

Anonymous said...

As I keep stare at this, she keeps flip-flopping. Its almost like watching Obama's...

Jon Baker said...

@anonymous

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And shortly thereafter that, I'm going to ban people who will inevitably start invoking Hitlers name and using racist comments. I don't even know if I can ban people

SEE WHAT YOU'VE DONE?!?!

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