Friday, October 06, 2006

How creative are you?

The brain is divided into two major parts or hemispheres, the right brain and the left brain. Each of the parts of the brain specializes in its own style of thinking and has different capabilities.

The Left Brain

The left brain is associated with verbal, logical, and analytical thinking. It excels in naming and categorizing things, symbolic abstraction, speech, reading, writing, arithmetic. The left brain is very linear: it places things in sequential order -- first things first and then second things second, etc. If you reflect back upon our own educational training, we have been traditionally taught to master the 3 R's: reading, writing and arithmetic -- the domain and strength of the left brain.

The Right Brain

The right brain, on the other hand, functions in a non-verbal manner and excels in visual, spatial, perceptual, and intuitive information. The right brain processes information differently from the left brain.

For the right brain, processing happens very quickly and the style of processing is nonlinear and nonsequential. The right brain looks at the whole picture and quickly seeks to determine the spatial relationships of all the parts as they relate to the whole.

This component of the brain is not concerned with things falling into patterns because of prescribed rules. On the contrary, the right brain seems to flourish dealing with complexity, ambiguity and paradox. At times, right brain thinking is difficult to put into words because of its complexity, its ability to process information quickly and its non-verbal nature. The right brain has been associated with the realm of creativity.

So here's a little test:

Take a close look at the picture below and find the man's head.

If you can find the man's head in a few seconds your right brain is more developed than normal people, which means you are highly creative.

If you can find the Man's Head within 1 minute, your right brain is normally developed.

If you can find the Man's Head within 1-3 minutes, your right brain is slower in reacting, so you're probably more analytical than creative.

If you can't find the Man's Head, your right brain's a disaster... extremely slow in reacting, my only suggestion is to apply for the shortly to become avaialable position as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

AND YES THERE REALLY IS A MAN IN THERE... and yes this is faintly topical...

Good luck finding the man!


Blogger Lucy said...

Yeah I found it, just as I was about to claim you were a naughty boy.
Inside a minuet too

Fri Oct 06, 05:04:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

Are we dancing? I'm not sure I can do a minuet... perhaps we might just start a simple conga and hope a few of the regulars join in?

OF COURSE he's in there! How could you doubt me!

My younger son got in in under 5 seconds! Including the exchange, "What like a face in one of the beans? Oh there!"

Fri Oct 06, 05:22:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Sperestillan said...

Well I couldn't see the minuet either but then again maybe that's lucky as I don't like dancing except when I'm lying down (a la in the film Gregory's Girl)

Got it quite quick too. Give us something harder (as the actress said etc)

And welcome back, it's been boring without your blog to read.

Fri Oct 06, 05:29:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

Cheers! That's very decent of you Sir!

Something harder? Crikey, that's the best offer I've had all day...

Fri Oct 06, 05:57:00 PM GMT+1  
Anonymous Curmy said...

I found it in just over a minute.

Fri Oct 06, 11:08:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Rupe said...

Well, none of you will be surprised to know that I can't see anything at all. Which confirms my long held suspicions that parts of my brain are missing !

Sat Oct 07, 12:08:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger The Great Gildersleeve said...

Oh Rupe,
I'd tell you on here where it is but that would spoil it for others...I suspect Gavin or one of us will tell you via e-mail should you give up. It's there, think I spotted it within 10 seconds which may explain my lack of skills regarding arithmatic at school.

Sun Oct 08, 04:56:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Paul said...

Less than a minute - but then it's a well-known 'factoid' that Baldy's brains are better developed due to the lack of gravitational pull on their hair.

Sun Oct 08, 05:36:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Augustus said...

About 15 seconds - I think anyway. Just to the right of centre, looking to the right side on and looks like a cross between Homer Simpson and Kunta Kinte? Or am I being even more creative and just imagining it?

Mon Oct 09, 04:19:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

Um no not really Augustus... looking more towards bottom left. Re: Homer Simpson and Kunta Kinte, crumbs there's a serious piece of psycholanalysis needed to explain that one.

Mon Oct 09, 05:22:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Augustus said...

Actually I've just noticed if you look in the upper left at around 45 degrees to the edge there is clearly Sammy Davis Jr fellating Professor Steven Hawking.

Mon Oct 09, 08:54:00 PM GMT+1  
Anonymous ME said...

i found it in less than 10 seconds....but thats just me

yay lil miss me =]
*_* *_*

Wed Feb 20, 01:10:00 AM GMT  

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