It's kind of related to gymnastics and what we do in gymnastics - you know how we do cartwheels on both sides - right/left - we always say it's good for the brain b/c it works it, and you build neurons, brain pathways, on both sides, etc. Like writing with both hands. :D
THE Right Brain vs Left Brain test ... do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?
From Herald Sun newspaper in Australia:
[quote]If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.
Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.
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
I say clockwise. What about you?
The dancer goes faster in Mozilla Firefox than Internet Explorer (way faster on my computer!).
Also posted on gymnastics coaching