An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Are you right-brained or left-brained person?

Do you see this ballerina move clock-wise or counter clock-wise?

If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain

if counter-clockwise then you use more of the left side brain.

Well try as I might, I couldn’t see the counter-clockwise movement at all! So, I guess I am hard-core right-brained person!!

The site says that: 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. Really? What do you see?

LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
knowing
acknowledges
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies
practical
safe

RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses feeling
“big picture” oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
believes
appreciates
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
impetuous
risk taking

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18 Comments
  1. RJ says

    I can’t believe it, what’s wrong with this animation or maybe it’s my brain???
    Every time i look away from the animation and then look back at it, it alternates the direction, clockwise once and counter-clockwise the next time.
    But when i stay fixated, it doesn’t change!!

  2. RJ says

    I can’t believe it, what’s wrong with this animation or maybe it’s my brain???
    Every time i look away from the animation and then look back at it, it alternates the direction, clockwise once and counter-clockwise the next time.
    But when i stay fixated, it doesn’t change!!

  3. Anonymous says

    I see her moving clockwise as well as anti clockwise.

  4. Aditi says

    I only see her moving clock-wise,no matter how hard I try to focus or to shift the gaze,she is only moving clock-wise without changing direction even for a second.Am I a hard-core-right-brained person too???? What does that make me?

  5. Anonymous says

    I see her moving clockwise as well as anti clockwise.

  6. Aditi says

    I only see her moving clock-wise,no matter how hard I try to focus or to shift the gaze,she is only moving clock-wise without changing direction even for a second.Am I a hard-core-right-brained person too???? What does that make me?

  7. Desh says

    Anonymous and RJ – more power to you guys!! for me it was always clockwise! So, I guess I am hard-wired as a right brain guy! While you can alternate from one to other pretty seamlessly 🙂

  8. Desh says

    Aditi: hugs to you.. finally someone who has a brain as right-wingy as mine 😉

  9. Desh says

    Anonymous and RJ – more power to you guys!! for me it was always clockwise! So, I guess I am hard-wired as a right brain guy! While you can alternate from one to other pretty seamlessly 🙂

  10. Desh says

    Aditi: hugs to you.. finally someone who has a brain as right-wingy as mine 😉

  11. gayathri says

    First time when i saw it was anticlockwise, thenon every time i look away from the animation and then look back at it, it alternates the direction, clockwise once and counter-clockwise the next time.
    But when i stay fixated, it doesn’t change!!

  12. gayathri says

    First time when i saw it was anticlockwise, thenon every time i look away from the animation and then look back at it, it alternates the direction, clockwise once and counter-clockwise the next time.
    But when i stay fixated, it doesn’t change!!

  13. Jeet Chowdhury says

    Frnds at first i see this clockwise after reading the text about it strange it go anticlockwise. ok now i see the desktop wallpaper and close my eyes. then i see anticlockwise. ok i though about a game(soccer) now i see clock wise……….

    is it true, what about me guys?

  14. Jeet Chowdhury says

    Frnds at first i see this clockwise after reading the text about it strange it go anticlockwise. ok now i see the desktop wallpaper and close my eyes. then i see anticlockwise. ok i though about a game(soccer) now i see clock wise……….

    is it true, what about me guys?

  15. morris says

    For me it clockwise only. Try a few times> Cannot see anticlockwise.
    Morris

  16. morris says

    For me it is clockwise only. I am surprise that others can see anticlockwise.

  17. morris says

    For me it clockwise only. Try a few times> Cannot see anticlockwise.
    Morris

  18. morris says

    For me it is clockwise only. I am surprise that others can see anticlockwise.

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