Right Turn works to improve spatial rotation skills so the brain can mentally rotate objects faster and more effectively. This can help navigate the world with more confidence and ease, and help in a variety of other everyday tasks, too.
In the exercise, two images are placed side by side. The image on the left is static, and the image on the right starts out rotated relative to the image on the left. The challenge is to decide if the images are the same or if they are mirror images of each other. The images will disappear after some time, so there is only a brief opportunity to mentally rotate the images to compare them to one another and make a decision.
Here is an example of the same image:
Here is an example of a mirror image:
Tip!: Right Turn doesn't have timed trials. This means you can take as long as you need to answer. However, as you progress, the images will appear on screen for shorter amounts of time.
Tip!: After an answer has been submitted, the images will reappear and rotate to reveal the correct answer. This happens automatically; the way you answer does not have an effect on which way the shapes will rotate. Even though the exercise is called “Right Turn”, this doesn’t mean all of the images will rotate clockwise. In your mind, you should rotate the objects as best helps your respond.
Tip!: The arrow keys on your keyboard have been enabled for Right Turn. Most BrainHQ users find that using the left and right arrow keys to make a selection is usually easier than moving the mouse cursor back and forth to answer.
Read more in-depth about the science behind Right Turn here.