Look at this animated JPG of a dancer.

Is she twirling clockwise (CW) or counterclockwise (CCW)? What if you stare at her extended leg and blink -- does she switch?

Apparently, if she's twirling CCW for you, then you are using the left (verbal/logical) side of your brain to process the image; if she's twirling CW, then you're using the right (visual/creative) side.

No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't make her spin anything but CCW.

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] jenny_moss has wisely pointed out this article which explains that the left/right brain stuff is rubbish and that this is simply an optical illusion.
Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] mistraltoes by way of... lots of other people:

My Brain Usage Profile, and What It Means )


THIS IS TRUE. Well, not the social worker part, I'd be a crappy social worker. And not so much the "mystic" bit either. But other than that? Wow. Yeah. That describes my learning process, my reading process, my research process, and my writing process to a T. Including the frustration of wanting to absorb more data than my brain can keep up with, and not being as efficient as I'd like.

And this explains a lot about the difficulties I've been having with my writing process, the tension between the resentment I feel when reading other writers' explanations of why their method is better than my method, and the urge to give those methods a fair try just in case they really do work better... but why some of the steps that I feel are unnecessary in those methods really could be unnecessary, at least as far as my weird little brain is concerned.

Very interesting. I always knew I was off-the-wall where my learning style was concerned, but I didn't realize how, or how much.


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