For a comment on a previous post, I was checking to see if I remembered correctly the traits associated with being left-brain- or right-brain-dominant. (I didn’t; I had it backwards.)
Anyway, Google offered me this simple test, which the Melbourne Herald Sun explained thusly:
THE Right Brain vs Left Brain test … do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?
If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.
Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.
That dancer is definitely, unequivocally, turning clockwise. I’ve looked at her cross-eyed and peripherally and every which way, and it’s impossible for me to see her as moving the other way. I tried focusing on individual parts of her anatomy, because I know I do tend to perceive things holistically, but that didn’t help.
Which I suppose means I’m way right-brained. But, allow me to raise a left-brain-type question: We are talking about clockwise as viewed from above, right? Because it it’s as viewed from below, then yeah, she’s moving counter-clockwise.