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Hi, everybody, and welcome to Will This Be On the Test? I'm Mattie.
And we are a podcast where we talk about things we didn't learn in school or didn't learn fully or maybe didn't learn correctly.
And I my brain is failing today. I am just in shock. You need to start talking because I am a worthless, worthless I aren't you talking yet? You're just letting me vamp. I'm not good at this.
So I started to talk again.
Oh crap, the rule of threes.
Okay, so seriously, look how loud This is when we have the thing set up behind it.
I know. It's like we figured out what we're doing.
Actually, this took way longer to edit last time because it was so loud.
Okay, so we can speak with normal voices. Now I have to shout.
I mean, I've been working on you learning how to shout appropriately. And this is not the time.
So all those times that theater will yell fire. Those were not
appropriate times. It's never appropriate to anything in a theater as we just learned when we saw the Downton Abbey movie yesterday. He's gay. Yep. So for the last couple of weeks, we've been watching Downton Abbey
like non stop because I hadn't seen that yet.
We were watching fleabag which didn't strike our fancy.
You know, it was just, it was girls but with a British accent. And not quite as awful of people
so we thought for a second we'll probably go back to it just to see maybe skip to season two for an episode and maybe we'll see if it gets better but we got out of it and I said how about we watched Downton Abbey I've been trying to get him to watch it for years. I've seen the first couple of seasons and he's always know it looks boring and British.
I work with a bunch of old ladies so it's like I've heard all I need to hear about Downton and it's Abby's,
but for the last two solid weeks, he was immediately hooked.
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That ding is to indicate that I am interrupting to let you know that there are going to be some spoilers for the Downton Abbey TV series. Not as many for the movie but in case you are not watched those and want to skip ahead to about five minutes 30 seconds, give or take, and you'll be good to go.
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By the way, we have Downton Abbey spoilers on this but hey, it ended three years ago.
Okay, I feel like I can't be sad about ISIS because it's also the name of an awful, awful terrorist organization. But it was the dog in Downton Abbey.
I ruined that at the beginning of this podcast, I'm going to have to add it in a disclaimer saying skip two minute XYZ, because we've talked about Downton Abbey and give away so many spoilers until that point, well, he got hooked. And I've seen the first few seasons already, and I knew what was coming for a lot of it. And I would look over at him, just to watch him have the complete breakdown that I had several years ago, but we went to the Downton Abbey movie yesterday, and it was great. It actually was I feel like the reviewers who didn't like it had never seen the show.
Oh, probably not.
Well, when I bought the tickets, the two of us in our friends were the only ones who had seats, and I didn't expect that to stay the same. But
we also didn't expect an entire old folks home to come in the theater.
Right before it started. I'd say a group of about 40 people of older ages walked in. And they were actually some of the overall most polite audience members who dealt with it. They actually cleaned up their trash to which is amazing. But Alright, so one of the primary primary characters is gay and that is a major plot points of the show. It's like recurring thing. It's like episodes and episodes of it. At one point he's talking to another guy and all sudden one of the audience members figures it out and yells Okay, and then they kiss this about 1520 minutes later, at least a kiss. And half the audience lets out this horrified gasp and one of them yells that's gross, old people. No, we can't say that because most of the people we know who are that same age are the chillest people are cool with everybody. I don't know if they just came from a certain you know We don't like gay people nursing home or something.
It was the crap. The rick santorum, retirement home.
I sit in audiences in movie theaters where people do react to things and I kind of love it for the most part, but usually it's just the kind of thing. Having them shout the equivalent of slurs at the screen.
Oh my goodness. I was really expecting just to hear like the symphony up Well, who's that again? Wait, Who's that? Who's that?
Although maybe if they'd asked that they wouldn't have had to be surprised when they found out he was gay. But overall, the movies good go see it if you haven't. I enjoyed it. We've given away no movie spoilers other than the gay guy kisses someone
it's true. There's there is a kiss. And you also see in her underwear all like 17 pounds of it.
Yeah, that was another thing watching it. Let's see it. Was there were such scandalous behavior? Oh my, as opposed to PBS, which you can't show 1920s very covering underwear and ice. Oh, no.
Of course not. Muppets might see it.
We're also wrapping up watching Kimmy Schmidt right now. And I just can't believe Sesame Street never sued them.
Maybe they did.
I feel like Tina Fey must be friends with them because she also had Muppets on 30 rock yet, but she didn't come. I feel like Conan worked on Sesame Street or something for a while.
I don't know what it was on The Simpsons. Idon't know if it was ever outside
might be what I'm thinking of.
How could you get the Simpsons and Sesame Street mixed up? Those are like opposites.
Well, it's full of vaguely humanoid things that are learning how to count.
Those are children
who I'm talking about more. I don't know what your Oh, well. Let's get into it. Yeah. Pre editing. We're currently at six and a half. minutes for most of which we've talked about Downton Abbey and shocked movie theater attendees.
Yeah, but don't worry, there's probably about a minute and a half of arms and legs and butts. But
I've spent too much time with you.
So today, I'm going to start because he started last time, I'm going to be talking about psychology that we may or may not have Miss learned instead of my usual history topics are particularly the fact that I usually talk about people. Okay. So starting in high school, and I don't know about you, I had teachers, teachers who would give us tests about things like learning styles and abilities. And one of the things we talked about we really got into it in college was left brain versus right brain. Did your teachers do that? No, no.
Yeah, you were one of the smart kids. You got efforts.
I think I took that in my science for dummies class my freshman year. I think you were just in a different science for that. I was in a different science for dummies class. I feel like you started at advanced science. Yeah, to be good at math to be good at science. That's what they told me anyway.
Well, I'm just a guy. So they assumed I was good at math. So let me get the advanced science classes.
Well, when I got into college, we furthered it. I even took an entire class that was just about personality, which I actually love that class. But we took the test in that class as part of the curriculum, but it was not studied. And that's important later that we our results were not aggravated anywhere. And I came out as one point left brain, whatever that means.
I don't know what that means either.
Okay, so if you put your hands up and make L's
So what we know is that our brain is divided into a left hemisphere and a right hemisphere. most parts of the brain kind of go across to both sides. So if you look at the diagram, though, like how those color strips, this is this part of the brands and they go It's a little middle. And when you're looking at a diagram, you'll see a line that it represents the longitudinal fissure is what that's called. And the two parts are connected by a band of nerve fibers called the corpus callosum. He's looking at me like, I know this stuff, I'm smart about science because I'm male. The chromosome makeup I have makes me inherently know these things. It's true. So even though major parts of the brain goes go across both sides, we do know that the different hemispheres have portions that control certain functions. So that part of left and right brain is reasonably accurate. When you're doing certain tasks, one side of your brain will have different parts like that and saw them, for lack of a better phrase my understanding light up more brightly or more strongly than things on the other side. The general understanding is that the left side of the brain deals with language, math and logic. The right side deals with spatial ability, facial recognition, visual imagery and music, or to put it into the simpler terms that they told us in school tomorrow. Simply simple cipher. Yeah. People who are right brained are supposed to be creative. People who are left brained are supposed to be logical.
Yes, I've heard that.
People who are right brained are also supposed to be left handed people who are left bridge was right handed. So that's why that when we look at people who are left, he's like, Oh, you must be creative. What kind of artist are you? And then they're like, I'm an accountant. And we stare at them blankly because when we were in school is that you can't be good at math if you are right brains. Well, I was listening to NPR about a week ago. And they were talking about people who are experts in things that are common knowledge, as it's taught to the general public, whether it's taught in schools or taught colloquially, and it turns out, among other things, they're talking about a book called this idea must die, which I obviously put on hold the library. Yay. And Austin gets to pick it up for me probably tomorrow because they had it installed. Your library.
Oh cool. So I have a chore Thank you
leave my scrubs DVD there though.
Leave the garden take the canali
okay though how was this book cannoli compared to scrubs?
It's like a scrubs is the canola because it is the sweet dessert. And this book is the gun because it's killing things. Like ideas. That's good. That's good metaphors. So they
had a lot of clips from different experts, not just on this topic, they had one who talked about how we should stop using mice for cancer treatment research. They had one who said we need to stop using statistics as a way to limit the things we've studied are the ideas we have. But this one really stuck out to me because for some reason I remember so clearly sitting in that site class, taking that left brain right brain test, and getting one point left brain and wondering, what does this point system me? How do they quantify your creativity versus your logic? Emory this one point just because I'm right handed,
more importantly, can you really test creativity in a standardized test like that.
So the person who was being interviewed also said something that really stuck out to me that the idea of left brain versus right brain is limiting people's ability to learn. Now, we think about the fact that this has stuck out to me for nearly half my life. Now, that I have one point left brain, this comes down to the idea that they are being told they are something and when you are told you are something, especially when science is supposed to back it up. You believe it? This happens a lot of definitions of learning disabilities or mental illnesses. They say that people who have a certain disability are something in mental or more accurately are usually not something you are not able to do this. You are not able to read well, things like that. Yeah. And we know for a fact that's not true. We need Know that people with learning disabilities aren't all the same. If you have the same diagnosis as somebody else, you aren't going to show the same symptoms, whether that's a learning disability, a mental illness or something else, please help people, they are these things and they self limit. Yeah. So she was talking about how students tend to say, Well, I'm left brains, I'm just not going to be good at this. I'm right brain. So I'm just not going to be good at that's so stupid. It is really stupid.
But I'm also an adult, and I'm allowed to think things like that are stupid.
Now the thing is, unlike learning skills as mental illnesses, which when they are handled by professionals who actually know how to structure these things, actually look at them as this is something that we can work with instead of coming we're working against. This is hardly ever handled by a professional. I've never seen a psychiatrist or a school psych or whoever sit down with a student go your right brain.
right brain does that mean I can never Be a lawyer doctor.
So the thing is, these are these are being handled by teachers who don't necessarily have the psychological training to give the actual reasoning behind it and tell kids what it means. And that includes myself, I've talked about right brain versus left brained students I've had, because I didn't know better. And it's the same thing with learning styles, which also get into it a little bit. But teachers are taught something and then they teach it. And it's really hard to kind of get out of Yeah. But because they're not being taught people who are saying, just because you're left or right brain doesn't mean that you're not also the other, which is different from multiple intelligences, where it's made very clear that if you are a musical learner, that's just something that's slightly more dominant. I'll get into that more.
Or you can only learn things musically that would, is that what High School Musical really was when these kids would only learn musically? Yes. Okay, good. And also it's this is not just limited to schools. You'll see this Corporate America and just everywhere, some training development person will have half of an idea they got from a journal, and they'll start using it with staff or employees or whatever and clients. It's like, Oh, this is how everybody is, when it's really just a good diagnostic tool for professionals.
Yeah, and even this is a questionable diagnostic tool for professionals to begin with, actually cut out the part where I talk about multiple intelligences. But since I brought it up, I probably should finish my thought on it. Multiple Intelligences or another highly contested thing that's used in education right now and has been for a very long time. It's the it's often misnamed as learning styles. It's musical intelligence, linguistic intelligence, spatial intelligence, and there are nine of them. Yeah. And I took that same test when I was a kid in school, but it was framed with because you are this kind of learner. You learn best in this circumstance. You should use this when you're studying for tests. However, it does not mean that you can't do these other things. Everybody has all the intelligences I'm a musical learner, which is important to know because I am right handed and left brained. Whoa. But I was always told, you might just learn best when you're putting things to music in some way not you cannot ever do math because you don't have that kind of intelligence.
What I learned from this is if I want you to remember something I need to sing it to you actually does help. Our house just got way more musical kids.
Actually, we both make up songs about what we're doing. It's like Marshall from How I Met Your Mother.
I sing so many songs to the cats.
Have you ever taken one of those tests? I bet your a musical learner?
I bet I have. I mean, I'll make you take one later. Okay, cool. Ooh, that would be like a great little afterwards to like, slice it in. It's like I am Oh, whatever.
That might be good later if we actually just do the left brain right brain tests, and then hook it onto the end of all
and I've got a test for you when we take after my end that we can both do. I don't know about the book learning stuff will be great. Oh, yeah. Oh, yes.
left brain right brain. It seems to be slightly less contested loudly than Multiple Intelligences. I love multiple intelligences. It knows what part because my master's thesis largely focused on them, I can see how they can be contested, but I think the way that they are presented tends to be a little bit better, and it's less hard and fast. Anyway, I think I even lost the original point I was trying to make. Right so I found the point I'm trying to make it actually wasn't here. But it was the point I was thinking everyone has all the intelligences. Yeah, none actually have to do with how smart you are. And everybody has everybody has all of them, you can ultimately learn to do everything. It also influences how teachers teach, it doesn't mean you should give the whole class the test like okay 90% this kind of learner, so I need to do this, it's, I need to make sure I have different types of things in here so that people who learn best through reading and people who learn the best through pictures will both benefit left brain versus right brain on the other hand is very one or the other. You are either left brained and therefore logical or you are right brained and therefore creative. Because how can you possibly be whole brain?
Oh no, you can't be logical and creative.
And there does seem to be something to some of this when I taught language arts member right brain is left hand left brain is right hand. My students handedness lined up with statistical norms. 70 to 90% of my students were right handed. But when I taught theatre, the more advanced my classes were, the higher my number of left handed kids was. So there does seem to be something there. And if you watch TV or movies, you'll notice a lot of people are left handed if you watch artists or authors be interviewed. You'll notice them gesturing and using their left hand. So people I understand I do this there does seem to be something to it. But in my theater classes, the rightest the lefties were still not the majority, the right handed kids were still by far the majority of my learners. And that includes me, I am debilitatingly right handed Yes, my left hand,
it might as well be like your appendix.
If I'm that debilitating the right handed, I shouldn't be good at creative stuff because it means I should have just a really strong left brain tendency. And because we left him can't do the things that right you can't do. I can't play an instrument. But that doesn't mean they don't understand music. It just means I physically cannot make my left hand hit the strings the way that my right hand could. Yes. And in fact, like I mentioned, I was a music I'm considered a musical or if you buy into multiple intelligences, and that includes making up my own music just in my head. I can't make it go anywhere. I don't know how I don't know how to write music. That's why I can't do it. I never got the skill. It's not because I don't have the ability, which is supposed to be an entirely right brain ability. So I'm going to talk about what Britannica Online said. I refer to them a lot. They're gonna think the pedia. We use them as a kid never found a resource that is as judgmental as Britannica Online. No, it's it's supposed to be an
unbiased is like Eric's match being like Carson from Downton Abbey because we're already back to that like just saying everything in his like judgmental costume boy,
I'd recommend actually this whole thing's gonna say okay good
let's try and do a Carson advice for me. No
I can't do it I don't have the amazing nose and eyebrows. I think they're required to sound
like that. It's I don't think we don't know anyone who's who is based enough to be Carson.
That's very true as well. And he means based like the voice not like the adjective that can be
Oh, no, I would never imply anything about Mr. Carson being a base man.
Political online points out that logic and creative in this type of study are very limited in their definitions. We're giving you the weirdest look right?
trying to imagine cars Price.
The current definitions basically boiled down to if you are right brained, then you earn over emotional artist. And if you are left brain then you are the unemotional nerd. And that there is no in between. You are one or the other.
Yeah, it's I mean, if High School taught us anything, it's either you're a jock or a nerd. What side of the brain is the jock?
That is? That is the question, isn't it?
The brain is football.
Is it the bruised side?
I broke you
know, but that goes back into these really limiting definitions because there are people who won't identify as either unemotional and studious or over emotional and artistic. We do have our other groups and for sticking with high school style stereotypes. That's a good example. In terms of realistic human beings at the terrible example, in Some of my best actors were also football player. Yeah, like, there's so much crossover. And that goes back to the question of these being so limiting, how can you just be one or the other? So let's talk about what we might have learned wrong. Think about mash for a second. And the theories and math and if you think about those movies about mathematicians, and that's what Good Will Hunting was I blocked most of that? Oh,
it's okay. Um, what Robin Williams has a great sci fi choice on a bench and the rest of it can be ignored. I'm
not talking about like he writes on the board. It's it's science or math instead. It's math. Yeah. But he would not have been able to be the first one to solve that equation, or whatever it was, if he had not been able to visualize and create the solution, which isn't inherently creative and right there in process according to these definition, you're a musician. Did you ever try to write music for your classes? Yes. Is that something that just flows out of you magically? Or do you have to look at the logical
music now? Oh, no, that was just a like, well, they'll try this. No. Okay, that's this note. Okay, I'll read down. I'm gonna start playing it. Oh, no, that's not good. I have to start all over again. I was awful at composing.
All right, well, let's talk about people who are good at it. Yeah, it's music and matter of the same thing from what
I understand. Very similar like lots of the same like principles and concepts.
When you're composing, you have people understand how they fit together to get the mathematical kind of solution you're looking for. Or if you are an artist, you have to understand ratios you have to understand not just when you're mixing your paints, but when you're also looking at your canvas and saying, I want 20% of this to be this image. And
like just perspective and proportion. That's a lot of math that you're doing on the fly in your head.
So most of the studies on this topic were done on people in the 1940s, who had their corpus callosum separated in order to treat their epilepsy.
They don't do this anymore medical
they do. They do. It's just not as conference call it. It's basically the last resort when medications don't work, we have a lot of things like that it was one of those things that's it worked. It didn't necessarily cure them, but it made it so they realized were easier. I actually remember I'm getting getting back to my old notes from the last page. But I realized I put things out of order. This procedure is supposed to lower the number of seizures. And I remember seeing a human interest story about this as a kid, because apparently they were doing it to someone when I was I was probably eight or nine and the kid was young teenager, we probably gonna happen with surgery. And he was advised to learn to write with the opposite hand from his dominant one because the surgery might mess that up, which of course inspired me to try to learn to play right left hand, it did not work. But those are the stories that stick out to me. Like I also really remember the story of the teacher who had Tourette's and would bark during
class and I also heard the story of that girl who actually only has half of a brain and she's just like, almost completely functioning normal.
Now that's important. Oh, is it gonna come up? No, that's Specifically doesn't but that's an important thing to think about. Yeah, she didn't stop being able to exist she wasn't only I don't know if with her left or right side but speak in clipped sentences she didn't only thing or page,
she did everything. Oh my god.
So the most artistic person ever, just like an Andy Warhol type only only has the right path their brain. I communicate only through prints of soup cans,
but also makes me think of Okay, so we hang out with a lot of artists, but think about the artists that we know who we're going to think about how much they have to be able to use language and logic and reasoning. For me, it was a lot of defending my choices and my programs and you saw the diagrams and stuff to draw from my shows. Yeah, and then you see the things that people write in order to get what they need for their art or to complete their art. And you can clearly see it's not just using one side of their own it not using whatever their abilities the people who have They're corpus callosum, colloquiums, close ca. I didn't ever actually see the plural of it. They generally had normal functioning afterwards with maybe some mild impairments. They continued to be able to live their normal lives. As they continue to study them, they found out that one side of the brain was generally better at spatial things and the other side was generally better at language and problem solving. These are facts one side of your brain is better at something than the other. The folks have said that they continue to have the same abilities. This is what happens when I don't proofread I your you do this professionally. I do this professionally. But at the same time because I did just start doing this professionally. I have been putting off our research guys it's actually the day before. supposed to have this up at midnight. Not
tonight, but tomorrow night. I'm holding up a copy of today's usa today so I can prove that this is actually before we go live. You can see us right It's great on this audio medium, like a shuttle some papers.
So we'll see if I get this up in time. I'm new to editing this and I'm new to my jobs. And I'm, we usually record at least two weeks in advance. And now we're recording 36 hours in advance. So yeah, not even anyway, they have the same basic abilities they had before the surgery and neither side of their brain completely took over, meaning that their brain was actually neither side of their brain was actually in charge to begin with. And both sides ultimately found ways to continue communicating after they were separated. I don't really understand how that works. I didn't go into that part of it, because this research already took forever, and I kept yelling it awesome. This goes in so many directions, but their brains were able to continue communicating. And it's also led me to the question is about those two girls that are conjoined up their brain? Yeah. They can see out of each other's eyes and they could communicate for lack of a better word, telepathically. But they're really younger, three or four. So we don't know the extent of it yet and I'm really curious to see how How this works and also, you know, if we're going to say one side of your brain is dominant is one of their brains dominance.
I kind of doubt it. You don't be a great sci fi movie,
we do know for a fact that they can see out of each other's eyes and they can feel stimuli on the other person's body.
That is really weird. It's so cool to look this up.
Alright, so one of the interviews on NPR said that the continued views of this idea are entirely based on gross Miss readings of this 1940s set of these 1940 studies. It wasn't necessarily I actually the link to the actual study was broken. And like I said, I didn't have time to dig into it. But based on the things I read about it, it didn't sound like either they were arguing this, it just sounds like it's a misreading of what they were presented. There haven't actually been any real studies that were done that provided proof on left brain versus right brain. one of the foremost experts on this topic, Ian McGilchrist said that when he started out he started out later He's actually a overall because of things newer to psychology and psychiatry, he was told to not go anywhere near this. It was too popular. It was too general knowledge too vulnerable. He did it anyway. Because that's what you do when you really want to know something. It's kind of hard to say which side of the argument he fully falls on. He does have a book called master and emissary or the master and the emissary. I didn't read the book, because it's long, and I don't own it. Maybe he makes this point more clear, let me find clear on there. But he does say that the sweeping generalizations are definitely not correct. He also argues that pretty strongly that the size of the brains do do different things, and that one is dominant. And he says it's usually the left side. He also says that that's based on an evolutionary need. We have two different sides of the brain that do two different things. And actually, this is common in most other species as well. Because one side allows you to focus on your task. Well, the other side allows you to take in the world around you keeps you safe. If you are focusing on making the tool you're making, you also need to be aware of the noises around you to see if there's someone who would might need you to use the tool and step in the face. Yep. So that's what he comes from was that's why we have to. And he also says that the left side of the brain seems to generally be more dominant because it has been more necessary. That's the side that does let us communicate that does let us build things that lets us focus on the minutia. I can like I said, it's hard to see what side of the argument he comes down. He actually doesn't reference personality a whole lot in his arguments. He also argues that the left side of the brain has been becoming increasingly dominant because society expects it to Oh, he's talking about how we are expecting students to learn science and math and logic and reasoning and get rid of that creative stuff. And he's saying that's bad because that's not how you ultimately solve problems. You have people to use both sides to the left side forms the specifics the right forms the ideas, however, any action for any actions There are parts of the opposite hemisphere, but also like up during it. So you have the left side of your brain, forming the grammatical structure for what you're about to say. It doesn't mean things come out perfectly every time. But it's what makes you know what order to put the words that you don't have to go to school to even learn the order your words go in the right side of the brain kind of formed the idea of what you're about to say, the left side of your brain makes the words come out more or less the way they're supposed to. But we also see that when you're making those words come out, stuff on the right side of the brain starts to light up. We also know that when words come out in speech, the left side of your brain lights up a little bit more. But when the right when you've seen the right side has a part that really lights up, even though it's the same basic function, your brain Your mouth is forming words in a certain order. But the rights of your brain has a part that's going I'm in control of this. So we already kind of discussed about how we must learn things potentially. The question is why I mentioned this a little bit at the beginning how teachers are taught something maybe to TAs right Yeah, well They think it's because we as humans are always looking at to find out why we are the way we are. And these studies seem to do that for us. It puts us into easily quantifiable categories that let us figure out who we are as humans and explain the behaviors that we engage in. And now it's just me talking with my left brain tests like this. So the thing I read it referenced this, it referenced the INTJ E and F. JOHN Myers
Briggs personality types.
Thank you, and it referenced horoscopes. Now, if you think about it, you wouldn't normally put these things in the same category. Because these are scientifically studied and horoscopes for all intents and purposes or not, but they put them in the same category. This is where Britannica gets super, super judging.
I'm ready for some type of PDS.
So they do lay out the facts, but the way they do it is amazing. This is called either the Barnum effect or the for effect. This is Quote from Britannica, when people are offered generic descriptive statements that are presented as individualized descriptions of their own personalities, they are predisposed to accept them as meaningful and true, especially if the statements are positive. The psychologists who studied this phenomenon gave out fake personality tests and found that people generally rated the bogus feedback as accurate. The right brain left brain myths in a split similar way, the insights and they actually put insights in quotation marks that it generates are both generic and flattering. They were super judging. They were the ones when like, well we all know people who talk about horoscopes are stupid. I love my horoscope. I actually am probably one who can fall victim to the Barnum effect pretty easily also, it's
really not for the most Oh, I I get so annoyed at work when it's like, well, these are your five strengths. I came up and my biggest strength was empathy and that's bullshit.
I'm sorry, what Hogwarts house are you in? Hufflepuff. Let's go Honest how strongly do you relate to being?
I am very much Oh no, you found my bottom affects my humble performance.
I was Lutheran. And that's the thing too is that's the Hufflepuff, slither and Griffin door Ravenclaw are based on are very closely linked to four basic personality types. Kimber, which kind of remember,
I don't remember the study, but it's the director, socializer thinker and relator.
And what I think is funny about you, as you heard that you were like, That's nonsense, but Hogwarts houses, you're like, I relate to my house. I've all this stuff.
It's like, I think it's socializer and I am the only socializer in the library because it's all full of bookworms and they're all rated Claus often will like talk to people and I try to avoid it. I go out of my way to talk to people.
It's really annoying. I mean,
I contact once. And now I have a friend and it's awful.
The Barnum effect yes refers to PT Barnum.
yeah. Who's also somebody I'd like to do a piece on sometimes. PT Barnum possibly is the person who said there's a sucker born every minutes possibly. So this the belief in things like left brain right brain and Myers Briggs and horoscopes are lumped together. It's the idea that there's a sucker born every minute, according to Britannica, who did not presented in a logical factual way they've made very right brain emotional fashion.
How dare these people, group us in ways by the queen?
I don't think I've ever seen a Wikipedia article get more emotional than this Britannica
article that you haven't read some of the recent Kanye West edits. They're fierce.
Although the Wikipedia article for john alfio who is one of the loves of my life, Doug lifted lift his mother Steve Harrington.
He made his money the old fashioned way. I got run over by a Lexus
It wasn't until I heard this NPR piece that I really even thought about left brain versus right brain being inaccurate.
So she like stormed in the door after teaching a class. It was like Austin, I heard an NPR they want to kill ideas and rep brain right brain is one of them. And then she kind of went into a like a research a fugue state. It was weird.
It was so interesting. I can't wait to get this idea must die because they talked about a couple of other things like multiverse theory, which I 100% believe in.
I mean, you have to believe in whatever's theory for anything in string theory, or the Higgs boson stuff to
work. But there's a universe in which I do not believe in multiverse theory.
Yeah, there's also a credit. There's a universe where the syntax man it's made of chocolate, we are the kings,
but then it melts and we drown. Such as life. So I never thought about this potentially being a big idea because I was taught it in school. And then I was taught of again in college in psychology courses. So I don't believe for a moment that The people who believe this are suckers. And I don't mean that the Barnum effect way where that's negative about me. So I don't believe it. If it's being taught by people who are educated in this exact field, I don't think it could possibly mean that the people who overall believe it are suckers, I think it means that they were taught something based on erroneous knowledge, or how it could be true. And I could be talking nonsense this whole time.
Is it yourself? There has not been a very definitive study of this outside of one done in the 1940s. Before they had MRIs
and CAT scans and the 1940s. They didn't even seem to argue for this. It's done. Miss reading that was done to explain it probably to non scientists. Yeah. And then like many other things like Myers Briggs, the king of the public was like, This is amazing. I need I need this. So like I mentioned, we took this in other similar quizzes in psychology classes in college. That includes Myers Briggs, but it's important to note that this was not analyzed. We were not we did not turn in our results. They were not studied by our professor, would you We're not used as the bogus studies to see if we aligned ourselves with something and agreed with it. They were given to us as fact, they were given to us as this is something that is accurate, here's how to find out how you fit into it. So that means that we're being taught this by doctors. And so and I wouldn't call most of them, and it's either not the professors I dealt with, in fact, the class where I was taught, this is why I almost became a psych minor. The only reason I didn't was because of a different professor who said that teenage girls get pregnant on purpose to trap their man got up and walked out of class. Because I was like, I'm not I don't play that game. And when I saw that it was past the Add drop periods, I had to finish it. I stopped being a psych major, because I was like, if this is the kind of person is going to be teaching me at any point, I don't want to be this. Maybe that should have made me question what was being taught but it didn't because I really liked and respected as far as I know, to this day still like and respect the other teacher who taught the left brain right brain thing.
Alright, so here's the basic takeaway. This is a general knowledge thing that has become such a part of the general psyche that it's kind of left the field it's started in. And that happens to a lot of things, a lot of things that people are taught in some generic way or some off the cuff, when some cases become the thing they live their lives by science and psychology don't really buy into this anymore. When you do a Google search for this, it turns out to be a lot of either fake sites posing as psychology sites, or those quitting kind of sucks. I'm really fun, and I love them. But you have to take them with a grain of salt, you should know that going in anyway. And then there are some that argue that buying into it and teaching it into spin schools and an absolute fact or indicator of ability is limiting the learners which I could say probably goes into the professional world as well, especially if they collect results and say, Okay, these are our left brain. These are our right brain people. So we're going to assign them to these tasks. That could be really harmful to both the employees and the company. I'd imagine. At the same time, like horoscopes, the belief alone is probably not hurting anyone. And I'm not you're not sitting here saying that there is no left brain versus right brain, I'm saying that we are probably taught it in a very limited way in a way that didn't give us the full picture and in a way that it's probably the same way that they were taught it and was the same way the textbooks told them to. So just like any belief, it just if it doesn't control your life, you're probably fine. I can sit here all day and be like, I'm a Pisces. So this is what my day is supposed to be. But as long as I don't tailor my day to that, it's fine.
So what I'm hearing is just because I'm a Hufflepuff It doesn't mean I need to be nice to people and be a hard worker. I can just slack off every once in a while. No, okay. I will continue to do what be a hard worker and do a good job. I love you.
How else is our yard going to kill the
weeds out of it? I'm sorry, I'm sorry now.
Alright, so that is left brain versus right brain the Miss and the fact How they all kind of smoosh together? Are you ready for your question?
I'm ready for my questions.
I can explain what these questions are.
Yes, usually what we'll do is we will have some questions that are necessary, like questions like, I wouldn't answer this now. It's like these are questions about like, are we like not as this not are we have?These are questions. These are questions that are will this show up on a test? Not
what is the answer to this question? So Will This Be On the Test? The left side of your brain is supposed to control the right side and vice versa?
The fact that this has been questioned for many years, the entire concept of left brain versus right brain personality. Know both sides of your brain can do each other.
Yes, they'll be on the test.
The Barnum effect is an actual psychological term based on the idea that a sucker is born every minute.
It depends on the teacher, but I've got teachers that definitely would have done the test but as a general rule, no that will not be a test that is lifted. Brain versus right brain. You were very passionate about that. Well, I'm glad you got into this because I also have some barm affected mine. Oh yeah. Also really something that happened earlier. Remember how awful we felt about what we dumped our lives after we learned like Christie Teagan was our age.
guess what? I'm doing Mozart. Oh, he I'm probably doing a spoiler now, but he wasn't much older than us when he died. Was he? Oh, he was 35.
Oh, so we've got less than two good years left to accomplish all the things that he accomplished. And,
yes, we've got less than two years. He's a really weird, historic figure, because he was like, he was this like, you know, musical genius hero in Germany, even though he was Austrian, for centuries. Then in the 80s, a movie came out that made him look like a prancing idiot.
I've seen it several times. It won the Best Picture.
Wonder I was born, which also had some facts about him that lots of people would forgotten. And so he's like, at the same time, both a hero Idiot. And he's actually like, smack dab between the two. And it's kind of hilarious and we've got both extremes on both side. And also, we're talking about the viral effect or even go into the Mozart Effect
a little bit. I've heard of that, but I don't know what it is. Oh, we'll talk about it.
Alright, so here's another confession. I've never actually seen how much as
I asked you that a few times if you want to see it. I do but
it's just like, we can't get the library and I want to pay money for it We didn't have a copy for a while. I might have one now.
Okay, well, I'm sorry, what? You can get them
I work in interlibrary loan. So my entire job would be to get me Mozart. Amadeus.
When he starts talking, I'm going to see if it's available as Oh,
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or ready for his full name he was baptized with because this is a mouthful. His full name was your hottest Crisostomo, hostess Wolfgang us feel feliss Mozart, same long ass name. That's what your
Christian does. Actually the religion that is reason made us choose that additional name. When we turn 13 or 14, so I actually have a very long name. Okay? It's not like a legal name yet.
So if you don't have it at the library
I told you don't doubt me. He was born on January 27 1756, in Salzburg, Austria, or I guess what at the time was the Holy Roman Emperor Empire? Huh? Oh, you are part of the austro Hungarian Empire. It's,
Oh, come on. I like I'm sitting here. I don't know. I'll just believe what he said. Yeah, like, he could feed me pretty much anything.
Okay, so he was okay. I'm gonna go through his life pretty quick because there's like all these weird misconceptions to go through. Okay. He was the youngest of seven children. 500 siblings that died in infancy. He did have one older sister. Her name was Maria Anna. She was known as a canary. She was also a musical prodigy. He actually was composing his first pieces and became interested in it. While his father Leopold Mozart, was a music teacher and a composer. And it was music. He was teaching the Mary the piano and he was actually And he was actually composing stuff as young as he was five was claiming supported by sister and father. We don't have a lot of evidence that he was composing stuff at that age. But we do know that he has a composing musical pieces at eight and those still exist today. While he was still like five, he went on a European tour with his father and sister as part of this like these look at these two prodigy children perform. He was also a little scamp, who set up Marie Antoinette Yes, that Marie Antoinette lap, and asked her to marry him. When he was a wee little boy.
That's actually kind of cute. It's adorable.
So they were the Jacksons of like no, of the 1750s Fun fact, because this was olden times that traveling all over Europe. All of them almost died. And they were on tour for 11 years
that I can see based on what I know about Mozart later on how that could make you kind of progress into a permanent childhood state.
And Michael Jackson, Jackson. Yeah, well, the thing is, if he wasn't in the From childhood status, we'll get into it, we'll get into it. Well, Mozart was still a child. And he was in Italy, they went to the Vatican, and they heard a piece of music play. It was Giorgio allegories, viscera. This was a closely guarded piece of music that only the Vatican knew. And they would not let me perform anywhere else. Mozart heard it twice, and made a copy of it and was able to perform it. And this is the first recorded case of musical piracy. Take that Napster Sure. Would you steal a card? What would you steal some music from the Vatican? Because Nicolas Cage would national treasure three Vatican music heist.
I actually was gonna ask you yesterday have I proceed national treasure do we watch that?
We watched the first one. We haven't watched the second one. I'm saying that for a contemporary. That's a surprise. Damn everyone that gets to tell me anybody. He was employed by the Salzburg court for a while where he was paid 150 Floridians a year, which is about $15,000 ish now according to a New York Times article on him. That's that seems low. That's pretty low. He wasn't playing very well but he was also He was a composer and he was not part of the Royal Court. He was just
But was he like provided housing and stuff?
Yeah. Okay. After a while the theater that he was doing his shows at was shut down and didn't really have an opportunity to operas anymore. So he resigned in 1777 and went to Paris and bumped around for a bit, wrote some operas did some music wasn't a huge success. Then 1781 he went to Vienna, after it had some successful operas in Munich. So he was starting to become famous. He got a job with Archbishop composing music for him. He was the big patron. He didn't really get along well with his employer at this time. They got in big fights, but he mostly use this as a way to meet Emperor Joseph the second, the emperor of the Austrian Hungarian Empire, who, by the way, is best known for being the patron of Mozart. So that was that's his legacy. He became well known in all German speaking Europe. He was the finest keyboard player in Vienna.
Sorry, my head went to Qatar for some reason.
He invented the guitar. I was going to get to that. So he got married in 1782. He had six kids, two of them survived infancy, he became familiar with the music of Bach and handle, he actually met Joseph hyden, they would actually perform together. And they were buddies. And he hadn't actually proclaimed to Mozart's father, that I tell you before God, and as an honest man, your son is the greatest composer known to me by person and repeat.
And then he asked his dad for money is amazing. I also need to borrow my rent money.
So Mozart was a big fucking deal. Also, this time that was composing, he was performing solo and he would perform in any room that would take him and that was large enough for an audience and he was making bank he started living the good life at this time, but he was also still living beyond his means, which he was making a lot of money but he also was spending it like a drunken sailor, and which is hilarious because he stopped focusing opera as much at this time. But then he came back to opera with a with some fury and Verve and vigor. This is what he wrote The Marriage of Figaro, which you may know from that Bugs Bunny cartoon, where bugs drives an opera singer to suicide.
It's so good. It's not allowed to be played, or wasn't allowed to be played for a long time, or maybe not on certain channels or something. Yeah, because it is so disturbing. Like, I'm sorry. Have you seen any other Bugs Bunny cartoon? Yeah.
Also the marriage you figure out the end of it is at the end of what's opera Doc, which is how like most of Oh, that's what that's what I'm thinking of at least two different things.
Okay. That's what I'm thinking. Yeah, that's the one that's all I'll be played for some reason.
Weird. So it's awesome. It's,
I mean, I'm not a big bugs fan. I was always more of a Marvin the Martian from that universe. But God that is just art.
It is. It was very good. The reason they're called Looney Tunes, is because that off access to the Warner Brothers catalogue of music, and they're using cartoons. This is the way to promote the music catalog.
Yeah. Oh, he also wrote Don Giovanni at this time, who is not just the like, you know, Perth Gym Leader from Bookman. Giovanni he would he is the gym leader of the of the earth jet type gym. He was also the leader of Team Rocket. Also, at this time, Beethoven was hanging out of Vienna to study Mozart. We don't know if Beethoven and Mozart ever actually met though. It's likely they did, but we don't have any proof of it.
Beethoven was the one who was deaf right that was Beethoven
with I think American thing of no Beethoven did go death eventually, before his death, but I mean, you he could still hear pretty well like for most of his life,
see, and that's another thing I miss learned. I think. I think I learned that he was deaf the whole time. Oh, no.
He went deaf because of lead pipes.
I'd imagine it because of all the loud music. He just turned it down those damn
kids in there. clavicles Okay, unfortunately, then the Austria Turkish war started. Officer Turkish war. Cut a lot of our funding. So Mozart, who was already living a bit behind the scenes suddenly had lost a lot of his courtly support because there was a war going on. Then he wrote cosi sub to t,
because he found who to call
today to do at this time, and then he
asked me about it. Yeah. I worked on that show once. I was in the costumes departments. He did die on December
5 1791, at the age of 35. And after his death, his music got a big bump. We're not entirely sure what of what what he died of. Its most likely he just got sick from something like
he died because he got sick because of a reason.
Yeah, it's tricky. gnosis is one of the big things, I think so he had some bad pork and it killed him, which, you know, this was 1791. I mean, people died being sick a lot. Unlike today where nobodyever gets sick.
Nope, they have vaccines back then. So lots of people died.
So you get to get your flu shot tomorrow. I do get my flu shot tomorrow and on Friday
know that we've gone through like the whirlwind tour of Mozart's life. Let's get into some of the nitty gritty details. Like let's talk about the movie Amadeus.
Okay, actually, I have a fun fact for you that Okay, before you start, okay, does it say you might have read this at Amadeus was based on a play of the same title? Yes, it was written by Peter Peter Shaffer, who also wrote Equus.
Oh, so he's the reason that we've seen Daniel Radcliffe Venus.
I haven't seen it When have you seen it?
What have you not seen it? So Amadeus? You know, talking about how Mozart was like a big hero. And like this genius you know, all of this stuff. Then this movie comes out and he was just this idiot prancing around? Well, first of all let's talk about boats are actually did write about poop a lot. This is I mean, this is according some articles just a German thing.
He's the musical Pliny the Elder.
Yeah. Now if you've heard about unic P, this is this is a whole different
short play. He talked about poop. Well, I bet he
had he brought up poop a lot in like Christmas correspondence making fun of people talk a lot about eating shit taking shit on people. And I'm going to read you the lyrics from a song he wrote that his publisher was like, No, no, no, we can't do this. We have to change this. Even though some people say oh, it was just like colloquial for kicks my ass. This song is neck. meek EMRs which literally translates to lick me in the ass.
by Mozart, teacher.
Oh, we do. We do. So ready for the ready for the translation of these lyrics? Yeah, this is a cantata in six parts. Lick my ass nicely. And lick it nice and clean. Nice and clean. Lick my ass. That's a greasy desire. Nicely buttered like the licking of roast meat. My daily activity three will live more than two. Come on, just try it. And lick lick lick. Everybody lick their ass for themselves.
Shakespeare was allowed to say that kind of stuff.
Funny thing about that when Margaret Thatcher saw Amadeus, she was so shocked that Mozart that they'll portray this genius in such a crude and crass manner. She actually asked some people to do some research on Mozart for her, and they brought her the lyrics of this and some of his personal correspondence. She was just shocked and nearly fainted. He was also he was a jovial guy, he would play pranks, but he was not again as over the top as he was and on a dance. That was a lot of creative license they put with that, and also getting into Sally area while we're at it. Because salieri and Mozart were not bitter rivals, celery was actually the music teacher Mozart hired to teach his children and also sell yours was not like this just bumbling, mediocre idiot he actually had some successful music and was well respected and was one of the core musicians of just a second. So he does come up in the movie. Yeah, he also he did not murder Mozart. I did knew it. And we'll talk more about his finances. He was not a popper, and we're talking about how he's buried in a common grave. Everybody who wasn't a member of nobility was married and congregated. It just meant as buried for 10 years. Then they dug him up to make space for someone else. So it sounds to me like you said married
everybody who wasn't nobility was married in a common greeting.
Yes, we're all there. We were married in the common grave.
Like this truth you are you getting married in your own graves.
He was a bit of a prankster too. That's like just weird stuff. Not even funny jokes like old timey jokes I'm I'm going to talk about because I didn't write down. Mozart wrote a lot of music. He wrote about 626 works of music that we know about. Some people think that there's about 300 that have been lost, which How would they know? But we know we've lost a lot of the music Mozart has written?
Well, we have a good idea of how many works from certain playwrights in the Greek times we've met we've lost and
yeah, so all know with he wrote 13 operas. 41 symphonies. So it's about 202 hours of music. That's eight and a half days of music that he wrote.
But what about the music question? That's a mean, what if they doubled the amount of musicians it would go twice as fast, it would
go twice as fast. Which, by the way, Bach, who lived 30 years longer did not compose nearly as much music as Mozart, he only composed about 175 hours. And he cheated by writing and shorthand having assistants finish it, and he wrote a bunch of variations on a simple theme.
See, that's not cheating. That's just smart business. Yes,
Mozart was always composing like he could he could do arrangements in his head and do all this stuff out ahead of time. Because you know, he was I did look it up Mozart. They're not sure if he was right or left handed.
I actually asked him this because We know the topic that students are doing. So I said, find out if Mozart was left or right handed.
So there's some people that hit his right hand because everyone was taught to be right handed at that time.
Yeah, that's an interesting thing in mind, too, is like, Is that part of the forcible left handed Miss and right left brain this? Is that why the left brain is possibly more dominant.
And there's some people that claim they can tell by the way he wrote his music, he was clearly left handed.
actually know there's something to that, because if you're writing an ink, unless you are perfectly able to keep your hand off the page, or the angle at which your pen hits the page, yeah.
And there are other people that say that he was just happened extras because he was a genius before we had
all geniuses are in.
Let me look at me. I'm right handed. So he was always composing. And he was one time he was traveling, and he did not have a keyboard available to him. So he basically just crashed someone's house to use their keyboard. That's awesome. Yeah, just kind of like No,
I haven't emergency not that bad. Like,
need to use a piano right now?
pause for a second. Alright, we're back after that pause. We had to play HQ. It's very important.
Yeah. So where was I? Where was I loved it. Here we go. The Mozart Effect. Now, we talked about this briefly we're talking about like the Barnum effect. So the Mozart Effect is from a study published in 1993, and nature magazine, in which they had people listen to know music, upbeat music, which was specifically a Mozart Piano Sonata, and then just kind of like some sad, depressing music before they did a test chest testing spatial reasoning. Now, people who are listening to Mozart music, scored higher on this and had higher skills on it for about 15 minutes afterwards. Naturally, when the non scientific community read this, listening to Mozart increases your IQ and makes you a genius.
It does. That's why you're always listening and it's actually a chip implanted in my head.
Fun fact. It's not Mozart, it's any upbeat music so You could listen to like old town road or desk besito and it would have the exact same effect on your intelligence for about 15 minutes as listen to Mozart. Are
you saying that in sync is the reason I did so well in middle school?
Yep. You wanted it that way. That's Backstreet Boys. Ever they're the same thing. Oh, fight me. After school. There's no part of this the claims increases your IQ. There's been no studies that listening to Mozart increases your IQ, any type of like reasoning that Oh, yeah. listening to Mozart in utero makes your baby
smarter. I've heard of baby Mozart. Yeah,
yeah, it's it's not true. There is nothing supporting that. It's we have no reason to believe it. It's also nearly impossible to actually do a study on whether or not listening to Mozart will make a baby smarter.
That's actually a really good point. I mean, I don't think it hurts them probably hear me. But you can't guarantee that two kids would otherwise be completely equal and do a study.
It's like if you can't like separate twins. How have you We're in this twin and utero.
You go up 30 foot tiny air pod, but let's get up in there with our tweets.
So there's their response to that was like, it's not gonna hurt. I mean, it's music education. I guess that's great. The State of Georgia though the governor, the big push to make sure that every child born in the state of Georgia would get a tape or CD of Mozart, and they budgeted $150,000 to give everybody a Mozart CD, and his response was like,
even if it does it, they're getting Mozart. Okay. $150,000 divided by when was last year, this was in the 90s. Let's put the average CD price at about, let's say $10 hundred 50,000 divided by 10 is 15,000. Other only 15,000 kids born in Georgia and even
though but I mean they funded the deal. One representative thought this is a great idea but thoughts like Why not just Mozart? Why can't we have Charlie Daniels who was like guessing a country music singer on there? And he was, they told him though, he says, Well, I understand Mozart, but I guess it can't hurt.
It can't hurt, I wouldn't spend government money on it but can't hurt.
And also, I will be very clear about this. listening to Mozart is not a cure for autism.
There are some people who believe listening to Mozart cure for autism,
Mozart, and like the beginning of the Revolutionary War, were at the same time, and they seem like two completely separate areas of history.
See, and that's an interesting thing about the study of history to we separate out history into locations rather than time which makes sense for the most part. But it wouldn't hurt to say, Well, this was happening. This was the same as this.
Yeah. Because that provides those real life connections that we know people need in order to interpret information. Well I recently heard that we have only been alive for something like less than 10% of America's existence. And that's just it blew my mind.
So are you ready for some questions?
will be lyric.
No, I'm a quote. No, it will cut down the test. No, nothing about licking my ass nicely. Well, that will be on the test not at least until college desperate.
Music professor will anything about the Mozart Effect be on a test given?
what I just talked about? I'd say yes.
Will the fact that salieri did not kill Mozart the other test?
I don't know if they say that specifically, but I think they'd say that Mozart died of some kind of illness.
Yeah. Well, the fact that Mozart was not actually buried in a pauper's grave beyond the test,
oh, probably not.
Which, by the way, I when I was in Australia, I didn't get to see were pretty sure Mozart was Barry.
Oh, yeah. You mentioned that they dug him up after 10 years, but someone else there?
Yeah. I mean, that's like common practice.
Did they burn the old bones? Okay. Okay.
So his remains are somewhere in that general vicinity. And also I saw Beethoven's grave, which is this gigantic fucking monument. So that was Mozart and left brain right brain. We got some light, you know, smart stuff happening we need, even though I did talk about looking bus.
So what is something you learned today? That was like, first of all that the
left brain right brain thing is not so much a study as it is just an observation about brains and happened in the 40s with people who had a very specific procedure. It's not like a thing because it's just like it's Oh, yeah, left brain, right. That's just something we know about brains.
All right, Mozart. I actually knew a reasonable amount, believe it or not, not just within a day. I think I've watched Amadeus in school right after studying him in art. Usually the best history class I've ever taken. She was awesome. She was one. I've compared to Professor McGonigal before, and not just because she came across as 9000 feet tall and intimidating. So with Mozart's I guess what I learned more than anything else is that it's kind of hard to tell exactly where he stood on the realm of sanity, because there are the people who want to hero fight him. There are movies like Amadeus that show him as just the childish prankster. But your research seems to show that he's probably somewhere in the middle.
Yeah, it's so weird because we've gone to both extremes with him when he was actually somewhere in the middle. Although, if we're going to go for extreme I'm gonna go challenge friendship. So yeah,
simply because you can't be touring from the ages of five to 16 like that, and come out completely well socialized more in an adult state of mind. I mean, he did propose to Marie Antoinette at a debate so it makes me kind of lean towards some theater. That's so cute. I know that is so cute. And like I think about royalty today and I kind of feel like most of them would not be hyper offended by a child running up and doing that. Although maybe by the age of eight, they
would be just like sitting on her lap. That's like after he performed a great concert. That's the dorable. So like I mentioned, I do all of our edits. And
I think our longest episode before this has been an hour and five minutes before I edited it, and we're currently at an hour and 20 and like, I was like, let's go record so I thought would be done before HQ.
Oh, we were but we were fools. And we didn't even win on HQ.
out. We want lots of money on HQ.
Yeah, we're HQ millionaires.
We listened to Mozart right before we played HQ and turned us into geniuses.
Maybe we should try that for next time. Maybe. Okay, so after this, after we stop recording, we're going to take the left brain right brain tests. Yeah. And I will
tell you listen to Mozart while you're doing it. I will listen to this besito Okay,
left brain right brain doesn't have anything to do with intelligence
at none of the arguments that he knows. We'll
see what it does, though.
We'll see what happens. We can see what it does though. It's like this. We're not doing comparative analysis on this.
Oh, come on. Don't be hilarious.
Also, I feel like you would just run away because you're listening to discuss ido.
Yeah, it's torture me. Since we're also talking about stuff. Next week, we are doing a super spooktacular Halloween episode. I love Halloween. I also love Halloween, we're gonna be talking about spooky things, and ghostly things and things that happened on Halloween things in history. And we'll talk about our Halloween costumes. We're going to have a great Halloween costume.
Unknown Speaker 1:06:42
All right, on that note, with the exception of the little addition I'm putting at the end. Class dismissed. All right, it's us again, as we said we took a left brain right brain test.
I'm not gonna say the name of the site.
But it did say that the test was evaluated by psycho ologists and we okay. And it also said that we could not use this likely for HR purposes. Oh, no. So mine says that I am now four points right right, left left brained as opposed to the one point I was in college. But it also said that my two hemispheres are working more or less in perfect harmony, which means that I can understand the world better than most people.
That's probably accurate. Mine had me 17 points right brained. So I am a spontaneous wildcard who doesn't care about the details and as a loose cannon on the edge.
Yeah, I can never predict what he's going to do what
it's like, I don't know that he's going to come home from work and then want me to not talk to him for a while. And I don't know that he's not going to feel like mowing the lawn but always will.
And sometimes I come home and I just start painting beautiful landscapes.
He actually is a really good painter and
a remarkable painter.
He doesn't sarcastically but I mean it in all sincerity.
He actually isn't really good painter. I, on the other hand, can't paint to save my life like it's not like artistic e painting. It's like the nerdiest type of painting you could possibly ever do. Because there's I got a little plastic people on
paint. They're really good. And that's definitely an artistic kind of endeavor.
I'm an artistic guy, my brain says so.
The Psychology of the internet says,
and those can never be wrong. I mean, I'm clearly a Samantha.
Also Fun fact. He did send me a Mozart piece to listen to during it.
It was lick me in the ass.
Yeah. And I had to turn it off. Because I could not read the test and listen to it at the same time. Apparently, I can't listen to music while working on something like that, even though I listened to music at work all the time. So I think that means I'm probably not very smart.
I clearly didn't work on this test.
I mean, I can listen to in sync all day every day when I'm at work. So
tell me why
I'm gonna go beat him up because he is Backstreet Boys and in sync are the same thing. Please tell me why.
It ain't nothing but a heartache.
My insync people out there, I need you to come help me. They are not the same thing. Well, that was your extra credit for the day, I guess extra credit. Have a good week, everybody. We will see you next
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Tuesday, And, class dismissed. Bye
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