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Posted: 02 December 2013 03:32 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Here’s a test

http://en.sommer-sommer.com/braintest/

See here for an analysis

http://psychology.about.com/od/cognitivepsychology/a/left-brain-right-brain.htm

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Posted: 02 December 2013 04:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Interesting but I am always a bit skeptical of the interpretations with these sorts of tests. For what its worth I ended up 25% left brain and 75% right brain.

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Posted: 04 December 2013 09:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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FWIW, my score is LB 44%, RB 56%

For instance, in the test of the rotating dancer, if one looks initially, she is either rotating anti-clockwise or clockwise, but after some time it becomes vice versa.

Apparently, both hemispheres of the brain do interact and communicate and not one hemisphere is dominant as both can express themselves in one’s consciousness at different times.

Hence, the flip-flop (interpretation of rotation) of the rotating dancer at different times.

Not surprising, as from the link in the OP,

http://psychology.about.com/od/cognitivepsychology/a/left-brain-right-brain.htm

For example, recent research has shown that abilities in subjects such as math are actually strongest when both halves of the brain work together. Today, neuroscientists know that the two sides of the brain work together to perform a wide variety of tasks and that the two hemispheres communicate through the corpus collosum.

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Posted: 04 December 2013 10:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Posted: 05 December 2013 12:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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How did you get percentages? I didn’t get any, but the chart showed me to be nearly all left brained.

I take it as a game.

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Posted: 05 December 2013 12:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I did find the percentages. It said I’m 91% left brained, 9% right.

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Posted: 05 December 2013 01:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I got 52% LB, 48% RB

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Posted: 05 December 2013 03:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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The test revealed me to be 69% right and 31% left. I’m totally left handed when I write, I type left handed but play instruments right handed. Go figure.


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Posted: 05 December 2013 05:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thevillageatheist - 05 December 2013 03:32 AM

The test revealed me to be 69% right and 31% left. I’m totally left handed when I write, I type left handed but play instruments right handed. Go figure.


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How does one type left-handed? Are you hunting and pecking with one finger?

What instrumnts do you play?

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Posted: 05 December 2013 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Lois - 05 December 2013 12:36 AM

I did find the percentages. It said I’m 91% left brained, 9% right.

Being left brained might explain why I can’t appreciate abstract art. I used to say I lack the abstract art gene. I’ve also tried all my life to draw and paint because my father did those things.  I’m not particulatly good at it, though I’m quite good at perspective. I tend to lose interest quickly. My father was naturally left handed, though they forced him to write right-handed, which he did all his life, but he drew and painted and performed almost all other tasks with his dominant left hand. I am right handed.

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Posted: 06 December 2013 10:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I tested as 56% left, 44% right.  Little snag though… I don’t know if it means anything, but when I was asked to put my hand on my head, I used my left hand solely because my right hand was busy usiing the mouse!  Otherwise I probably would have used my right!  smile

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Posted: 06 December 2013 11:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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advocatus - 06 December 2013 10:27 AM

I tested as 56% left, 44% right.  Little snag though… I don’t know if it means anything, but when I was asked to put my hand on my head, I used my left hand solely because my right hand was busy usiing the mouse!  Otherwise I probably would have used my right!  smile

One anomaly shouldn’t skew the results.

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Posted: 06 December 2013 12:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Still can’t make it work for me.  Can’t even get it to ask the questions, much less allow me to answer them.  vampire

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Posted: 11 December 2013 02:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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The Economist this week shows the difference in wiring of brains of men and women.

http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21591157-new-technique-has-drawn-wiring-diagrams-brains-two-sexes

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Posted: 11 December 2013 06:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Occam. - 06 December 2013 12:48 PM

Still can’t make it work for me.  Can’t even get it to ask the questions, much less allow me to answer them.  vampire

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Try ckivking on this.  The test should come right up


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Posted: 11 December 2013 06:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Whether it’s a left/right dichotomy or not, I think certain areas and functions of the brain are dominant in different people.

A more accurate test would be much longer, would be supervised by a psychologist under nearly ideal conditions and would have ways of compensating for anomalies. This test is just designed to give an indication of what functions are dominant in a person. It is not a scientific test.

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