Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
Do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?
Depending on which brain-side is dominant you see the dancer turn… (more below)
LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
words and language
present and past
math and science
knows object name
RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
“big picture” oriented
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
knows object function
Now all of that is theory, of course, well founded but nevertheless – so don’t worry.
Anyway, if you see the dancer turn clockwise you are right side dominated, and the other way around.
With some training you can see both directions – they say (I haven’t managed to see her turn anti-clockwise…)