Thursday, July 10, 2008


Just finished reading My Stroke of Insight by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. If you haven't yet seen her talk at the TED Conference yet, it's well worth the 20 minutes.

In college I was fascinated by the split-brain experiments that I studied in Physiological Psych courses. Here is a neuroanatomist who got to study her brain from the inside out after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. Fascinating, but even more interesting is how she came to discover the physiology of enlightenment.

This led me to looking through those silly tests on the internet to see if there were any that tested for right/left brain dominance. Found a couple and here are my results:
Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (62%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (34%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain
Are You Right or Left Brained?
personality tests by

You Are 30% Left Brained, 70% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.

Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.

If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.

Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.

Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.

If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.

Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

So, I guess I'm right-brained. Or more likely to use my right brain. Or I'm in my right mind? Hmmm............ Go figure.

1 comment:

Debbie Thiegs said...

Hi Colleen! I love listening to TED talks! How did you know?! :) But really, it is one of my dreams to someday attend that conference.

And apparently I'm right down the middle: 50% right and 50% left-brained. Not sure what that means ...

Take care!

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