Cool .gif, and a bit of a rant:
Cool .gif: I found this .gif at That Wealth Advisor Guy, a blog of a midwestern investments advisor. He claims that if you see the dancer rotating clockwise, you are right-brained; if you see her rotating counter-clockwise, you are left-brained. I can see it both ways (look under her feet for a few seconds, see if she doesn’t reverse for you, too).
If this is a valid test — and I have no way to gauge that it is valid — it provides one more way to discern one more fact about people you work with, or know — or about your students with some relevance to their learning styles (I don’t know what the connections would be).
The rant: That Wealth Advisor Guy posts no links, no sources, and no citations to back up any of his claims. It may well be just a cool .gif. How could we know if he doesn’t give us the details?
His blog doesn’t allow comments.
Would I invest with a guy who doesn’t provide all the information I want, or all the information that should be legally required, and who seems unduly influenced by woo stuff he finds on the internet?
Off to see if I can find citations . . .
Below the fold: Right-brain, left-brain characteristics, as related by That Wealth Advisor Guy. Are they accurate, or backed by any research? Who can tell?
Update: Mo at Neurophilosophy debunks the left-brain / right-brain stuff. It’s just an optical illusion, which illustrates that we often see things differently from other people, but probably provides no deep insights into anything you should take seriously. Go read what he says!
LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS | RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses logic / uses feeling
detail oriented / “big picture” oriented
facts rule / imagination rules
words and language / symbols and images
present and past / present and future
math and science / philosophy & religion
can comprehend / can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
knowing / believes
acknowledges / appreciates
order & pattern perception / spatial perception
knows object name / knows object function
reality based / fantasy based
forms strategies / presents possibilities
practical / impetuous
safe / risk taking
Update: Found the list and the .gif at Perth Now, from the Perth (Australia) Sunday Times. Discussion at Delicate Genius. Who invented this illusion? Who wrote the .gif? Is there any research to back up any of the claims?