Friday, March 28, 2014

Research: are you right-brained or left-brained? And what does it say about your personality?

Take the quiz ....

Are you rational and like to live by the rules? Or creative and curious? Now there's a quiz that will determine why this might be.

The idea is that we all have a dominant side of the brain - and this shapes our personality.

People who are right-brained tend to be creative, curious and intuitive, while those ruled by the left are logical, strategic and rational.

The quiz, created by the website Sommer + Sommer, involves determining which way a figure is dancing, picking an object that looks most pleasing to the eye and which shape most represents friendship.

Later, participants are asked to cross their arms, legs and squint - and see how side of the body reacts.

The idea comes from the idea that certain bodily functions are assigned to either the right or left side of the brain.

The brain's right hemisphere controls the muscles on the left side of the body, while the left hemisphere controls the muscles on the right side of the body.

In general, the left hemisphere is dominant in language: processing what you hear and handling most of the duties of speaking.

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