Right Brained, Left Brained and Other Weird Stuff

As a writer, I’m curious about some strange things.  Like why some people can curl their tongues, making a cylinder like shape, and others can’t.  I recently read that the tongue rolling ability is hereditary–as is the ability to touch your nose with your tongue   (I wish I had a spy camera to see how many of you are actually doing this right now.  But don’t feel bad, I’m doing it myself.) And there is the other hereditary oddity of the connected or non-connected earlobes.  Some people’s lobes are danglers and others people’s end where the lobe connects to the head.  Supposedly, non-ear-dangler parents can’t have a dangler-eared child.   How weird is that?

The other day, while reading my RWA chapter loop digest, another curious writing person posted another strange thing.

While sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.  Now, while doing this, draw the number ‘6’ in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change directions.


You bet your bottom dollar I tried it.  And she was right.

Another favorite subject of mine is the whole right brained/left brained phenomenon.   I know it’s  a real puzzler as to why I’m curious because, one of my conditions of dyslexia is that I don’t know my left from my right, but I still love reading about this stuff.

Several years ago, someone posted this link.  It’s a dancing girl and depending on how you see her move will tell you if you are right or left brained.  Go check this out.  I promise, if you are one of the ones curling your tongue, attempting to touch your nose, or checking out your earlobes you’re gonna love it.   http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22556281-661,00.html

Now when I first did it, I thought it was a hoax.  But then my husband came by and he swore that the girl was moving counter clockwise at the same time I swore it was moving the clockwise.

So, just for fun, let’s do a survey.  How many of you can:  touch your nose with your tongue, curl your tongue?  How many of you could see the dancing girl moving clockwise or counter clockwise?  Could you make her change directions?

Here’s my own answers:  I can touch my nose with my tongue and can curl the my tongue.  I definitely saw the dancing gal moving clockwise, which they state means that I’m right brained.  I couldn’t seem to change her directions this time, but I swear I could do it last time.

Okay…let’s share what all of you discovered.  It will be intriguing.


28 thoughts on “Right Brained, Left Brained and Other Weird Stuff

  1. Wow, it’s been a long time since I posted on your blog, well never this one, but the other one. Anyway, I can’t touch my nose with tongue, move my foot clockwise while drawing a six in the air and I can’t curl my tongue either. I am however, more right brained because I saw her moving clockwise.

    It kind of goes with that saying that “if the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and the right side of the brain controls the left side, then only left handed people must be in their right mind”,lol. I probably screwed up the saying, but you get the idea.

    I can’t wait to get this book, I’ve loved all the other books you’ve written. Damn school getting in the way of my reading time, but i’ll change that soon enough.

    • Hi Michelle,

      It’s so good to see you here at my new place. So you’re right brained with me, huh? Here’s to finding a little more reading time.


  2. Good morning, C.C. 🙂

    Wow, I really got shafted on the tongue flexibility >:( I can neither curl my tongue nor touch my nose with it. Hmmmph. (I CAN tie a knot in a cherry stem, but I don’t think that’s the point here….)
    My earlobes dangle, and for me, the girl is spinning clockwise. I expected that, being so hopelessly left-handed that I can barely scratch myself with my right hand. I am HORRIBLE with directions, and will tell someone to, “turn left,” while pointing to the right.
    And I could NOT make the whirling dervish change directions.
    Well, I hope that answers all your questions, and your “tests” were fun! Can’t wait to read your newest book 🙂
    Have a great day!
    ~ Mary Ann C.

    • Mary Ann,

      Shafted, huh? LOL. You and I could get lost together really easy. I’m so directionally impaired, I barely make it from my bedroom to my office. Thanks for stopping by.


  3. Okay, I’ve tried the touch and roll with the tongue. Can’t do either. My ears are attached to my head, for whatever that’s worth, and my foot and hand are normal, I can’t do one without involving the other. No weird sixes going on over here!
    I do have a thumb that can waggle pretty well with some deviant disjointed movement, maybe that means something:) Never thought of it being an asset, there might be a story in here:):)
    As far as the twirling dancer…she goes both ways for me…and I can seem to focus and make her turn back and forth without ever completing a turn. What’s up with that???!!! No one’s taking notes on this are they?!:) I’m not in danger of being “scooped up” and sent to a processing center am I?:)
    Loved the whole thing Christy!…held me fascinated much longer than is normal I’m sure:):)…Great way to start the day!

  4. Okay, I can curl my tongue, my foot did change directions but I’m not sure I drew the 6 in the right direction (5 & 6s are always confusing) and the girl goes both ways. Hinky, huh? Obviously my brain doesn’t know it’s right from it’s left either!

    Robin (your favorite fellow-dyslexic)

  5. Wow that was weird. My husband seen it both ways and I only seen it counter clockwise. I had to share this with people because I am insanely curious how others see this. Its really interesting in a weird way.

  6. I can curl my tounge but can’t touch my nose. She went clockwise at first but when I closed my eyes for a bit and did math equations she went counterclockwise. kewl!

  7. 1. I can touch my tongue to my nose.
    2. I can curl my tongue too.
    3. The dancing girl IS a hoax. If you stare at the moving figure for a whole 5 minutes you’ll find that the girl switches between clockwise and anti-clockwise every 10 seconds or so and once or twice switches only for two seconds and goes back to clockwise but mostly turns clockwise.

    Try it and see for yourself. 🙂

  8. Hello Webmaster, I noticed that http://cchunterbooks.com/blog/2011/02/right-brained-left-brianed-and-other-weird-stuff/ is ranking pretty low for some keywords, this may be due to the new Google Panda update, or it could be due to a variety of other factors. I’m sure you already know about On-page SEO, where Google cares highly about proper formatting of various H1/H2/H3 tags, having your main keyword appear in the beginning of your post and having your post end with the keyword, along with having keyword related alt tags and very relevant LSI. However, you do not seem to have the proper Keywords or relevant Keywords in your posts and in the website. Right now you need a tool or plugin that will allow you to check on Keyword insights, search trends and check for backlink analysis and to find out your Keyword competition. To find a Keyword Plugin that combines both Keyword Research and has the ability as a Rank Checker is what WordPress Seo Keyword, please check out our 5 minute video.

  9. I can curl my tongue, turn it over, make a cylindar, but I cannot, for the life of me, touch my nose. My bottom lip, however, can. I’m around 80 percent right brain, as the girl first movies clockwise, and 20 percent left, as when I look at her a certain way and then look back, she turns the other way. It’s very interesting though, that both my parents are left brain – my mother only having like, five percent right and my dad having barely any – while I’m completely right brained, eh?

    – Ash, the Canadian.

  10. Hello Webmaster, I noticed that http://cchunterbooks.com/blog/2011/02/right-brained-left-brianed-and-other-weird-stuff/ is ranking pretty low on Google and has a low Google PageRank. Now the Google PageRank is how Google is able to see how relevant your webpage is compared to all the other webpages online, if you cannot rank high at the top of Google, then you will NOT get the traffic you need. Now usually trying to get to the top of Google costs hundreds if not thousands of dollars and very highly optimized targeted marketing campaigns that takes a team of experts months to achieve. However, we can show you how to get to the top of Google with no out of pocket expenses (free traffic), no stupid ninja tricks, no silly mind control techniques, and this will be all white hat with no blackhat software or tactics that could possibly land you on bad terms with Google and put you in the dreaded “Google Sandbox”. We’ll show you how to easily capture all the targeted traffic you need, for free, multiple ways to land fast (not months) first-page rankings in Google and other major search engines (Bing, Yahoo, Ask, etc), even show you strategies on how to earn daily commissions just try Ranking Top of Google, please check out our 5 minute video.

  11. I can Curl my tongUe but it can’t touch my nose I can also make the girl change and whats weird is that I can pull my finger backwards so it’s touching the back of my hand gross right?

  12. When I first saw this title Right Brained, Left Brained and Other Weird Stuff | C.C. Hunter on google I just whent and bookmark it. excellent points altogether, you simply gained a emblem new reader. What could you recommend in regards to your submit that you made a few days in the past? Any sure?

  13. Very good blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for
    a paid option? There are so many choices out there that
    I’m totally confused .. Any ideas? Kudos!

  14. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your content seem to be running off the screen in Ie. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The design look great though! Hope you get the issue solved soon. Many thanks|

  15. You are so awesome! I don’t believe I have read through a single thing like that before. So nice to discover someone with a few genuine thoughts on this subject. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This web site is something that’s needed on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

  16. Throughout the awesome pattern of things you actually get a B- just for effort and hard work. Where exactly you actually lost us was first on your specifics. You know, they say, the devil is in the details… And it could not be more true here. Having said that, let me reveal to you precisely what did work. The text is actually really convincing which is probably why I am taking an effort to comment. I do not really make it a regular habit of doing that. Second, whilst I can certainly see a leaps in reason you make, I am not necessarily convinced of how you appear to connect the points which in turn produce your conclusion. For the moment I will yield to your position but hope in the future you connect the facts much better.

  17. You are so awesome! I do not think I’ve read anything like that before. So nice to find somebody with genuine thoughts on this subject. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This website is one thing that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *