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Fuck! (was going to be: Mmm... Braiiins...)
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saxifrage00
Your Brain Usage Profile

I took this damned test several times (and a few more abortive), and got three different sets of results. Now, this would not bother me except that I answered the questions the same way each time. Also, there is a "Review Questions" link at the end which explains the meaning of each choice, highlighting the answer picked during the test. Over 30% of the questions had the wrong answer highlighted! Now, this may be just a bug in the review page code... or this may be a bug in their test system (which doesn't use discrete pages, but instead does some opaque stuff with server-side scripts and cookies and/or accumulated POST data), or this may be an artifact of the local proxy, cookies, and IE's braindead cache system. And I hate broken systems that are broken in unknowable ways!

This is why fancy-nancy server scripting should be split into separate pages instead of just recursively sending data back to the same script/URL. It's much more likely to be obvious when it does break, and much less prone to subtle bugs like this.

The unknowable brokenness and the inconsistency of any experimental inquiries I tried is unbelievably perturbing. If this test serves no other useful purpose, at least it's interesting to see what sort of things cause the severest discomfort to the way I think.

And if you take the test yourself, throw in a large dose of salt with any results you get.

For what their worth, some results:

Auditory : 52%
Visual   : 47%
Left  : 50%
Right : 50%

Auditory : 57%
Visual   : 42%
Left  : 47%
Right : 52%

Auditory : 44%
Visual   : 55%
Left  : 50%
Right : 50%


One summary of the quiz

Saxifrage, 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.

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. 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.

Another summary of the quiz, different results

Saxifrage, you exhibit an even balance between left- and right- hemisphere dominance and a slight preference for visual over auditory processing. With a score this balanced, it is likely that you would have slightly different results each time you complete this self-assessment quiz.

You are a well-rounded person, distinctly individualistic and artistic, an active and multidimensional learner. At the same time, you are logical and disciplined, can operate well within an organization, and are sensitive towards others without losing objectivity. You are organized and goal-directed. Although a "thinking" individual, you "take in" entire situations readily and can act on intuition.

You sometimes tend to vacillate in your learning styles. Learning might take you longer than someone of equal intellect, but you will tend to be more thorough and retain the material longer than those other individuals. You will alternate between logic and impulse. This vacillation will not normally be intentional or deliberate, so you may experience anxiety in situations where you are not certain which aspect of yourself will be called on.

With a slight preference for visual processing, you tend to be encompassing in your perceptions, process along multidimensional paths and be active in your attacking of situations or learning.

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 tempers that tendency. Indecisiveness is a problem and your creativity may not be in keeping with your potential. Being a pragmatist, you downplay this aspect of yourself and focus on the more immediate, obvious and the more functional.

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