Friday, October 26, 2007

Crazy Picture!

When you look at the figure, which way is it turning? Clockwise or counterclockwise?

If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.

Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.

- The Right Brain vs Left Brain, The Daily Telegraph

I saw it going clockwise and I can’t make it turn the other way! It’s like one of those hidden 3D pictures from like 10 years ago. I always had to struggle with making the figure pop out!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first time she was going clockwise, I looked away to read the paragraph - now she was going counter-clockwise! Stared for about 45 sec. she turned to clockwise! - If you concentrate - you can do both. - JS

Sat Nov 03, 02:40:00 am 2007  
Blogger Jason said...

haha, this is neat. At first I saw it counter-clockwise. Then when I read that it can be seen as clockwise, I slowly notice it was spinning the other way.

The trick is to not follow her hand or body movement (i.e. don't trace the path that she makes with her arm or leg, since it just keeps you focused on on side)

If you look away, so as to see it peripherally. Try looking about 3-4 centimeters underneath the picture and notice it in your periphery. Look at your own words and merely notice her 'spinning leg' as if it's only swinging like a pendulum from left to right.

From this perspective, it might look like she's trying to kick a ball.

Sometimes the girl even looks like she's not spinning. She would go half way, then turn back the other way. The easiest way to notice this is to pay attention to her foot and image that it's turning all the way to the left, then going in reverse to the right.

Ok, I'm a geek LOL!

Sat Nov 03, 12:43:00 pm 2007  

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