I also got right-brained, which surprised me. I am more a numbers person than a word person. The high school class that for me best combined high achievement with ease and enjoyment was Geometry, which had proofs all day and every day. Loved it.Geometry proofs involved logic, but they also involved vision, how you looked at something. Before you get cranking on the logic of the proof, you need to look at the picture first. But in engineering classes, I discovered that my 3-D vision of problems was not as good as my math abilities. I have a very low tolerance for convoluted writing. If it is a writing maze, a gordian knot of words, I tend to throw it out. When I took the GRE, and was dismayed at the verbiage in some of the verbal problems, I chose as the answer the one that had the most verbiage. At the time, I chose the answer that sounded most like it had been written by a sociologist. That was apparently a successful strategy.
It thinks that of me as well.
Usually I come out balanced (neither clearly right nor clearly left brained, but with a slight right brain edge). On this one, I too came out right brained.
Huh. I came out as hare brained.
Both my wife and I came out right brained too. I suppose it's a little less surprising given that we are both architects, so I think we get weighed heavily by the ones that test spatial relationships.Curious that no one here has come up left brained on that test yet. I suspect we would be an atypically difficult bunch to test for definitive left or right brainedness, being such talented and well rounded folks!
Left. I wonder which answer the maze question was supposed to illuminate. The easiest way from A to B is around the outside of the maze; is that a "right" or "left" answer?
Does anyone ever get "left-brained" out of this thing?James clearly is "out of the box" brained.
How does a test that tests for math, not use numbers, but instead uses words in "spatial orientation" pictures?If a person wasn't word biased to begin with, the poll would artificially create the state that requires the use of the brain's various sectors. Which are not necessarily tied only to the hemispheres.
Your neighbor, Tex99, came out left-brained. I was somewhat surprised.
That's funny. Even my husband, the engineer, came out right-brained.
Okay, so I got right-brained, too. However, the idea that "right-brained" people are like this and "left-brained" people are like that has little basis in science. The all-knowing Wikipedia tells us:"Despite popular psychology accounts of right and left hemisphere having different functions of creativity or mathematical abilities the functions of the brain are more differentiated between the different cerebral lobes than right and left hemisphere. Short of having undergone a hemispherectomy (removal of a cerebral hemisphere), the ideas of a 'left-brain only' or 'right-brain only' person are unfounded in research."
Now wait just a darn minute. Are you trying to tell us that one of these internet quizzes isn't sciency?
I know. I'm a terrible person. :-(
It is science, it's just the science of mind control and propaganda, psychological manipulation.
Well that's right that you're not one OR the other, but it's supposedly locating you on a spectrum. The problem with this quiz is that it only gives you the polar answer rather than a spectral range. My hunch is an awful lot of us here are pretty centered in our brains, and I think that's a good place to be!
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