Saturday, May 17, 2008

Abi's Sense of Balance

My friend John has this up his blog today, and I thought I'd see what The Abbesses brain is like. Here are my results ... and as my usual answer to an A / or B of question is C, this doesn't surprise me:

Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (52%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (56%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain
Are You Right or Left Brained?
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Left brain dominant individuals are more orderly, literal, articulate, and to the point. They are good at understanding directions and anything that is explicit and logical. They can have trouble comprehending emotions and abstract concepts, they can feel lost when things are not clear, doubting anything that is not stated and proven.

Right brain dominant individuals are more visual and intuitive. They are better at summarizing multiple points, picking up on what's not said, visualizing things, and making things up. They can lack attention to detail, directness, organization, and the ability to explain their ideas verbally, leaving them unable to communicate effectively.

Overall you appear to have fairly Equal Hemispheres (emphases mine)


According to Darwinian theory, optimal evolution takes place with random variation and selective retention. The evolution savvy individual will try many different approaches when faced with a problem and select the best of those approaches. Many historical intellectuals have confessed their advantage was simply considering/exploring/trying more approaches than others. The left brain dominant type suffers from limited approaches, narrow-mindedness. The right brain dominant type suffers from too many approaches, scatterbrained. To maintain balanced hemispheres, you need to exercise both variability and selection. Just as a company will have more chance of finding a great candidate by increasing their applicant pool, an individual who considers a wider set of options is more likely to make quality decisions.

So, there you have it. And don't worry that I seem to have 108% ... they say the test doesn't necessarily add up to 100%. I always have been a bit of an over-achiever. ;^)


sonja said...

My results will come as no surprise to you ...

I'm right brain dominant ... 58 to 44, so not overly so, but still.

AbiSomeone said...

Sonja, I am not at all surprised that you are right brain dominant, you writing and quilting creative queen :^)