Ever wondered which is the dominant hemisphere in your brain?
I have had some interesting results with it. The left side of my brain seems to be more dominant but if I really concentrate I can get the dancer to spin the other way. My son has right-brain dominance and so does my friend, Lily who is a musician. However, my friend, Max, who is a composer has left-brain dominance.
So how much credence should we give to the results?
Associate Professor Michael Saling from the University of Melbourne believes that the popular left and right division of the brain is over-simplifying things.
“For example,” he says, “Research is showing that musical, artistic and intuitive thinking can’t be thought of as strictly lateralised or exclusively of the right hemisphere.”
I think he might be right – several people whom I asked to take the test who are artistic and musical saw the dancer spinning both ways.
I’ll leave the last word to Nobel laureate, Roger Sperry.
“The great pleasure of feeling in my right brain is more than my left brain can find the words to tell you.”