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texasdave
10-11-2007, 04:54 PM
I found this interesting. See if you can make the girl turn both ways.

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22535838-5012895,00.html

T7-niner
10-11-2007, 05:10 PM
I can see her turning both directions. Although it took me a few minutes before I was able to see her turning counter-clockwise.

The caption next to the girl says most people would see it as counter-clockwise.

What did you see texasdave?

I'm left-handed...That's got to have some bearing on it. How much, I don't know...

durl
10-11-2007, 05:15 PM
That's pretty interesting. I instantly saw her going clockwise but I was able to see it counter-clockwise for a few seconds. I couldn't focus and the direction switch, but when I started reading the text to the left, she appeared to switch directions when viewed out the corner of my eye. Then I was able to keep it up for short periods.

I'm right-handed by the way.

Johnny Footstool
10-11-2007, 05:19 PM
She switched directions while I was looking at her. It looked to me like the animation itself changed directions.

Degenerate39
10-11-2007, 05:49 PM
I see it as counter clockwise

texasdave
10-11-2007, 06:25 PM
I am right-handed and I saw it clockwise each time I initially look at it. This is opposite of the way that I thought I should see it. The only way I can get it to change is to not look at it directly. Trying to get it to change by staring at it directly never did the trick for me.

KronoRed
10-11-2007, 06:31 PM
I see clockwise, but if I look away to read the text I see counter

My eyes hurt.

Falls City Beer
10-11-2007, 06:34 PM
Clockwise.

Because I'm a genius.

And I like her digital nipples.

RFS62
10-11-2007, 06:45 PM
She switched directions while I was looking at her. It looked to me like the animation itself changed directions.

Yep, same here.

Started clockwise though.

Blimpie
10-11-2007, 06:58 PM
Clockwise.

Because I'm a genius.

And I like her digital nipples.Get away!

I saw her first!!!!

Yachtzee
10-11-2007, 06:59 PM
I could switch her back and forth relatively easily. Started counterclockwise, shifted to clockwise and back. It seems like the perspective changes too. Counterclockwise it looks like you're viewing her from slightly above, clockwise it looks like you see her from slightly below.

Chip R
10-11-2007, 07:20 PM
Yep, same here.

Started clockwise though.


Yeah. I think it changed too.

It seems like if you go to another browser window and then come back to it, it will switch directions within 5-20 seconds.

Red in Chicago
10-11-2007, 08:34 PM
clockwise only for me...

redsfan30
10-11-2007, 10:39 PM
And I like her digital nipples.

:laugh:

RedsManRick
10-11-2007, 10:50 PM
AAARGGGGH. It started clockwise and I was convinced it wouldn't change. Now it's counter and I can't get it to switch back. What the heck! And now it's clockwise again... oh geez.

Mwahahaha. Now I can get her to switch by telling myself front/back/front/back about her spinning leg. I just switch it up and force my brain to change it's interpretation of the leg.

vaticanplum
10-11-2007, 11:18 PM
I see clockwise, but if I look away to read the text I see counter

My eyes hurt.

Me too.

i might snopes this if I had more energy.

cincinnati chili
10-12-2007, 01:02 AM
I'm having trouble maintaining eye contact.

And by the way, I think this thing's a hoax.

Sea Ray
10-12-2007, 01:04 AM
I can't see anything but her going clockwise and I know I'm a left brained guy. I don't get it. Especially by concentrating on her foot on the ground. Seems to me there's no way to see it differently.

919191
10-12-2007, 01:30 AM
She definitely can't decide. She keeps changing her mind.

camisadelgolf
10-12-2007, 03:26 AM
I think it's just an optical illusion. I was able to make her go clockwise and counterclockwise, back and forth, every time she rotated. If you spend some time practicing, I think you can, too. I mainly focused on the shadows of her feet and then in my peripheral vision, I could see a change in the direction she was going.

Yachtzee
10-12-2007, 08:57 AM
I think it's just an optical illusion. I was able to make her go clockwise and counterclockwise, back and forth, every time she rotated. If you spend some time practicing, I think you can, too. I mainly focused on the shadows of her feet and then in my peripheral vision, I could see a change in the direction she was going.

It is an optical illusion. The image is doing one thing and one thing only, but it's our brain that perceives a direction. I thought everyone knew that. It's a test of our perception. Hence the left brain/right brain discussion. If you look at it hard enough, you can perceive not a girl spinning around, but rather a 2D image morphing from a girl facing one direction to a girl facing the other direction.

pedro
10-13-2007, 03:33 AM
I think it's just an optical illusion. I was able to make her go clockwise and counterclockwise, back and forth, every time she rotated. If you spend some time practicing, I think you can, too. I mainly focused on the shadows of her feet and then in my peripheral vision, I could see a change in the direction she was going.

Yup.

cincinnati chili
10-14-2007, 07:27 PM
And by the way, I think this thing's a hoax.


I changed my mind. My wife and I looked at the same computer screen and saw her going different directions.

Cool stuff.

RFS62
10-14-2007, 07:57 PM
I changed my mind. My wife and I looked at the same computer screen and saw her going different directions.

Cool stuff.

Yeah, same here. We were able to finally make it switch, and both saw it going different directions at the same time.

gonelong
10-15-2007, 02:35 PM
If you can't get it to rotate the other way ... cover up the everything but the shadow. The shadow doesn't "turn", it wobbles back and forth. Your brain is filling in the turn. Image a bird watching tennis.

You can visualize the direction you want it to go in and imagine the girl spinning that way. When you uncover her, she will be spinning that way.

GL

TeamCasey
10-16-2007, 11:35 AM
If she was a he with a perky appendage, I could tell you what time it is.

KronoRed
10-16-2007, 11:58 AM
If she was a he with a perky appendage, I could tell you what time it is.

Buisness time?

klw
10-16-2007, 03:16 PM
http://www.metafilter.com/36975/This-explains-so-much

Here is another interesting video mental test. I couldn't get the video to work but saw it recently elsewhere. Good luck counting the passes.

TeamMorris
10-16-2007, 03:52 PM
Hummm...that was interesting!

Razor Shines
10-16-2007, 06:17 PM
http://www.metafilter.com/36975/This-explains-so-much

Here is another interesting video mental test. I couldn't get the video to work but saw it recently elsewhere. Good luck counting the passes.

Well it doesn't believe that I didn't cheat, but I didn't think it was that hard.

Blimpie
10-16-2007, 06:44 PM
Buisness time?I am assuming that you are referring to THE business time...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GpTTf175aE

Flight of the Conchords rawk.

camisadelgolf
10-17-2007, 02:25 AM
Well it doesn't believe that I didn't cheat, but I didn't think it was that hard.

KronoRed
10-17-2007, 02:46 AM
I am assuming that you are referring to THE business time...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GpTTf175aE

Flight of the Conchords rawk.

Well it is Wednesday...

KronoRed
10-17-2007, 02:50 AM
Well it doesn't believe that I didn't cheat, but I didn't think it was that hard.

Yeah it called me a cheater and I didn't even get the video to load :confused:

RFS62
10-17-2007, 08:40 AM
I didn't see it, but my wife did.

RBA
10-17-2007, 09:32 AM
Initially I seen it going clockwise. I'm right handed, but left eye dominant. I have no trouble turning it anti-clockwise or vice versa.