My mother sent me an e-mail this morning that’s out there making the rounds. I brushed it off at first, but after a few moments I realized that I had a toy to play with. I thought maybe I’d post it here so those of us with far too much time on our hands and far too many ways to procrastinate doing the important stuff could amuse ourselves.
Below is the copy that came with the message.
“If you see this lady turning in clockwise you are using your right brain. If you see her tuning the other way, you are using left brain. Some people do see both ways, but most people see it only one way.
See if you can make her go one way and then the other by shifting the brain’s current. Both direction can be seen.
Experimentation has shown that the two different sides or hemispheres of the brain are responsible for different manners of thinking. The following table illustrates the differences between left-brain and right-brain thinking:
Most individuals have a distinct preference for one of these styles of thinking. Some, however, are more whole-brained and equally adept at both modes. In general, schools tend to favor left-brain modes of thinking, while downplaying the right-brain activities. Left-brain scholastic subjects focus on logical thinking, analysis, and accuracy. Right-brained subjects, on the other hand, focus on aesthetics, feeling, and creativity.
If you look away, she may switch from one direction to the other. I found that if I just look at her feet or relax and look at the floor where the reflection shows, she will switch direction!”