We’d all love to know more about ourselves and the way we think, don’t we?
This is a brief experiment you can conduct on yourself or a friend to see whether your brain thinks differently when you draw than when you write.
Just copy what you see in the gallery here, following the steps below.
IMPORTANT: be sure to video record your experiment. Your hand and the paper or post-it on which you are copying have to be clearly captured. This is to see the process you follow to copy what you see on screen. If possible, ask a friend to record your experiment so that you don’t have to juggle copying and recording with your phone at the same time.
Step 1: Write your name and the languages you can read/ write. Score how well you can read/ write each language with a 1 = poorly to 5 = fluently rating.
Step 2: Copy the drawing of a flower
Step 3: Copy the drawing of an elephant
Step 4: Copy the text in English
Step 5: Copy the text in other languages
Let us know about your copying experience and whether it helped you recognize any patterns about your own ability to copy a drawing or text.
Note: If you are uncomfortable disclosing your name, please feel free to hide that information.