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View Poll Results: Right Brained or Left Brained
Male, Right Brained 10 25.00%
Male, Left Brained 20 50.00%
Female, Right Brained 5 12.50%
Female, Left Brained 5 12.50%
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Old 04-01-2005, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Right Brained or Left Brained

Here's a little experiment for you...

Clasp your hands in front of you

Which thumb is on top?
If your left thumb is on top, the right side of your brain is more dominant, if your right thumb is on top, your left brain is more dominant.

The left side of your brain is said to be more adept at language, logic and linear thinking.

The right side of your brain is said to control your visual, spatial and intuitive processes.

Which brain side did you test as?

For the essay portion of the test... Do you feel these results are accurate for you? Do you think you are more left brained or more right brained?
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Old 04-01-2005, 02:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hrm... that is interesting.

my left thumb is on top.

and trying both out, that feels more natural.

but.... i'd rather be left-brained than right-brained.

I like to think i'm a logical sort of person.

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Old 04-01-2005, 02:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The poll doesn't really line up with your question. Rather than gender, shouldn't it be:

Left brained (thumb test accurate)
Left brained (thumb test wrong)
Right brained (thumb test accurate)
Left brained (thumb test wrong)
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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but i think one of the points of the poll is the idea of men = left / women = right.

people can comment on the 'accuracy' of the test ..
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The poll doesn't really line up with your question. Rather than gender, shouldn't it be:

Left brained (thumb test accurate)
Left brained (thumb test wrong)
Right brained (thumb test accurate)
Left brained (thumb test wrong)
Ptooey - I changed the question...
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I came up as right brained - but i don't think it necessarily fits me, right brained people are usually very creative and I really don't have ac reative bone in my body...
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Are you sure the clasped hands has anything to do with which side of the brain is dominant? Because it isn't true for me. I've never heard the two put together like this before.
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Are you sure the clasped hands has anything to do with which side of the brain is dominant? Because it isn't true for me. I've never heard the two put together like this before.
I can't guarentee the accuracy if -but it was one of the questions in a quiz that a buddy sent me from the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbo...x_cookie.shtml)
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I also came up right-brained, unless I'm misinterpreting what's meant by "thumb on top."

I wouldn't bet on being right brained, I'm about the least creative person that you'll ever meet and I've actually pissed people off for being too analytical. . . I think too much, it's one of the reasons I'm usually unhappy.
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My thumbs go side by side. hmm... does this mean that I am both brained?
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i thought that it was a standard to do this test by which hand you used to write with. at least that's what i've always heard. lefties are right-brained and righties are left-brained. that's why i chose left-brained but i didn't even see the thing about thumbs till after i'd voted. if i had done it the thumb way, i would be right-brained. oh well
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Left handed people are generally right-brain dominant.
Right handed people are almost always left-brain dominant.
Right side of the brain controls the left side or your body, and vice versa, which is why we have dominant hands. Of course, some left handed people were trained to be right handed as children, and I suppose some right handed children could learn to be left handed from a parent.
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Old 04-01-2005, 04:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Well if that test thingy is accurate Mal, then I'm afraid I have some bad news for my girlfriend... I'm more feminine than we/she'd like.

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Old 04-01-2005, 04:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm definitely a left-brained kind of person. (In fact first time round, I misread your instructions and thought the test had shown me as right brained, and came to the conlusion that the test was rubbish).

What is very interesting is how completely wrong it feels to rest my left thumb on top - this seems to back-up the claims made by the test (I feel strongly about both the thumb and the brain).

I've never heard this test before, I would be interested to know if it is a legitimate indicator - the previous posters didn't seem to find the result as accurate as I did. Hmmm...

EDIT: I see that the test comes from the BBC website. They are respectable, and I would put a significant amount of trust in their accuracy.

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Right thumb on top: This suggests the left half of your brain is dominant. Many studies have tried to establish whether there is a relationship between handedness and brain dominance. Some scientists believe that if you are left brain dominant, you would be more verbal and analytical.

Left thumb on top: This suggests the right half of your brain is dominant. Some studies theorise that as a right brain dominant person, you may excel in visual, spatial and intuitive processes.

However, these theories are debatable and leave much to be said about the small percentage of people who are ambidextrous.
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Old 04-01-2005, 05:10 PM   #15 (permalink)
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hrmm... i've always considered myself mostly right-brained & most people who know me do, too.
my husband is definitely left-brained. no doubt about it.

my right thumb lies on top. hubby's left thumb is on top.

i'll try that quiz later when i have more time to spare.
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I'm right handed, but my left thumb ends up on top. Now my brain hurts.
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:06 AM   #17 (permalink)
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yeah, vermin! same here.

i forgot to add that :
i am left handed, primarily right brained* & right thumb on top.
hubby is right handed, primarily left brained & left thumb on top.

*<small>some might say bird brained heh</small>
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:54 AM   #18 (permalink)
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*<small>some might say bird brained heh</small>

only some of us bern.........
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:56 AM   #19 (permalink)
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some might be considered no-brainers
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Old 04-02-2005, 06:06 AM   #20 (permalink)
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go away joe........you're making the left side of my brain hurt man........
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Old 04-02-2005, 06:37 AM   #21 (permalink)
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ummm........excuse me fly, please check out my previous post.
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Old 04-02-2005, 09:03 AM   #22 (permalink)
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i did joe........and i'm quite surprised that you could even spell....


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Old 04-04-2005, 05:45 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Left Brained, and probably accurate, but I also think my visual/spatial skills are better then most people I have met.
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Old 04-04-2005, 06:25 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Is this completely incorrect???

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Here's a little experiment for you...
Clasp your hands in front of you
Which thumb is on top?
If your left thumb is on top, the right side of your brain is more dominant, if your right thumb is on top, your left brain is more dominant.
The left side of your brain is said to be more adept at language, logic and linear thinking.
The right side of your brain is said to control your visual, spatial and intuitive processes.
Which brain side did you test as?
For the essay portion of the test... Do you feel these results are accurate for you? Do you think you are more left brained or more right brained?
Are you sure that this is correct? It sounds as if it is all backwards.
As I have learned in life, those that are right handed (who should have their left thumb on top) are predominantly "Left Brained" and those who are left handed (right thumb on top) are predominantly "Right Brained".

If this is true and correct then your original post is incorrect...left thumb:left brain and right thumb:right brain.
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Old 04-04-2005, 02:01 PM   #25 (permalink)
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My right thumbs on top, and I'm ambidextrous, dunno which side of the brain i would say i am though.
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:12 PM   #26 (permalink)
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i am left brained
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Old 04-05-2005, 08:36 PM   #27 (permalink)
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female and right brained. i knew i was right brained anyway..

right thumb on top just feels weird.
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Old 04-05-2005, 08:59 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Left thumb on top, but I am definitely not right-brained. Noooo way in hell. Anyone who knows me will tell you that there's no chance I am right-brained.
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Old 04-08-2005, 02:20 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Left thumb on top, but I am definitely not right-brained. Noooo way in hell. Anyone who knows me will tell you that there's no chance I am right-brained.
It's the same with me, as well. Left thumb, right handed...I am left brained...
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Old 04-08-2005, 03:06 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I'm left brained and this pleases me but everyone i have spoken to say i'm more of a right brained person. So who knows, i'll leave it as an unanswered question, like what is the meaning of life.
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