Wednesday, 11 February 2004

Today's Brain Link

Courtesy of Normblog. My own results :
Alan, your hemispheric dominance is equally divided between left and right brain, while you show a moderate preference for auditory versus visual learning, signs of a balanced and flexible person.
Balanced? Few who know me would say that <g>
Your balance gives you the enviable capacity to be verbal and literate while retaining a certain "flair" and individuality. You are logical and compliant but only to a degree. You are organized without being compulsive, goal-directed without being driven, and a "thinking" individual without being excessively so.

The one problem you might have is that your learning might not be as efficient as you would like. At times you will work from the specific to the general, while at other times you'll work from the general to the specific. Sometimes you will be logical in your approach while at other times random.
I prefer the term "intuitive"...
Since you cannot always control the choice, you may experience frustrations not normally felt by persons with a more defined and directed learning style.

You may also minimally experience conflicts associated with auditory processing. You will be systematic and sequential in your processing of information, you will most often focus on a single dimension of the problem or material, and you will be more reflective, i.e., "taking the data in" as opposed to "devouring" it.

Overall, you should feel content with your life and yourself. You are, perhaps, a little too critical of yourself - and of others - while maintaining an "openness" which is redeeming. Indecisiveness is a problem and your creativity is not in keeping with your potential. Being a pragmatist, you downplay this aspect of yourself and focus on the more immediate, the more obvious and the more functional.
Reasonably in agreement with my own assessment - other tests I've done show that I have far less left/right hemisphere differentiation than most people. I'm ambiclumsy (rather than ambidextrous), and dyslexic as the result. But there are certain advantages when it comes to marrying originality and creativity with rigour and logic, something that's essential when architecting large systems, be they computer programs, town plans, bridges, business processes or aircraft. But as for "High Art" - my music teacher said it best: "Very Poor even though he lacks talent.". *Sigh*. Still, I'd need a lot more evidence before I placed much faith in this methodology. Interesting though.

The actual numbers :
Auditory : 53%
Visual : 46%
Left : 50%
Right : 50%
Go take the test yourself.

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