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Optical Illusion Claims To Determine Right Vs Left Side Brain Dominance

What you see first when looking at these two images supposedly indicates whether you are left brain or right-side dominant.

A TikToker shared these two illusions with his audience and received over 6.9 million views as he explained what you see first in each image says about you.

The first image to the left depicts either a woman’s face or a man playing the saxophone.

“If you ended up seeing the woman first, this means the right side of your brain is more developed than the left, so you’re more creative and artistic,” the TikToker claimed.

He went on to say that viewers who saw the saxophone player first have brains that are better developed on the left side, meaning they are likely to be more logical and analytical.

The following image on the right shows either a tree outlined in white or the silhouettes of two people gazing at one another.

“If you ended up seeing the tree first, this means you have a very high attention to detail and you’re also really good at reading people’s moods,” the TikToker claimed.

However, those who saw the two silhouettes are alleged to be “much better at staying calm and dealing with people, even if they’re nervous”.

So is there any ‘truth’ to right vs left-sided brain dominance? 

Researchers claim it’s a no. Recent research reported by Britannica found that  the idea that there are right-brained and left-brained people is a myth. Stating that “Although we all obviously have different personalities and talents, there’s no reason to believe these differences can be explained by the dominance of one half of the brain over the other half.” 

Despite there probably being no scientific ‘truth’ to what you see first determining your personality or brain-side dominance, optical illusions are always fascinating to see how different people perceive the same image in different ways.