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Which side of your brain do you use?

Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 4:30pm

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Which Side of Your Brain?

I can now get her to spin either way just by concentrating! smile
Pretty cool though
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 4:34pm

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Did this a few weeks ago. smile

For me it was anti-clockwise, so apparently I use the left side of my brain. Which makes sense, as I'm very much a believer in rationality and science over fantasy and religion, generally speaking.

However, doing it just now, having followed your link, she was rotating clockwise. Which maybe reflects my creative side?

Both times, I can change the rotation direction at will without much effort at all. So maybe I've got a Super Evolved Brain??!omg

Or maybe it's just a meaningless test? wink

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Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 4:39pm

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Perhaps you are a creative but rational scientist.
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 4:45pm

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That blows my mind. Right off I saw her turning clockwise....although for an instant I saw her as turning counter-clockwise... crazy
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 5:05pm

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Clockwise for me. My friend right next to me saw it going counter-clockwise though. Thats insane how its completely different for both of us even though we are right next to each other. I don't even understand how it could be seen going counter.

This makes sense though. I am very much more a belief/faith based person in a sense. I rock at english and stink at math.
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 5:09pm

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My way of thinking and approaching life is very much in the scientific/rational/mathematical area, but my actual skills are definitely in the more creative and abstract departments. So maybe that explains why I can change its direction fairly easily whenever I want?
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 5:30pm

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Mines right mined- which i feelis appropiate- seeing as i feel i'm very creative person, and also deeply religious! Do people really see it moving anti- clockwise?
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 5:38pm

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Yeah.. it just keeps switching for me between the two.

Perhaps I'm just very indecisive.
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 5:50pm

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I only see it going anti/counter clockwise. It's really bothering me...
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 6:16pm

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I can get it to do both if I look away for a moment and go out of focus. I guess my periphs are more left-brained than the rest of me! It naturally appears clockwise but I can see both at my will. I always have a very balanced score in these tests, with amild emphasis on right brain. This appears to be no different.
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I saw her going clockwise, which makes sense, except for the religion part.
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 6:36pm

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Very cool.

I naturally saw it going clockwise, then focused and about a minute later saw it going counter-clockwise. Then I couldn't get it to go back to clockwise, so I had to look away from the screen for a couple of second and look back, which then returned it to normal clockwise.
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 6:49pm

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I saw it clockwise and couldn't change it on purpose but then did on accedent and I've also been able to change a couple times by unfocusing my eyes.
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 7:50pm

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Aaah! I can't see how she could be going counter-clockwise! I guess I'm really right-brained.
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 8:08pm

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Ok initially it was turning counter-clockwise... now it's turning clockwise... hmmm....

Also, I have no idea how this works, and am convinced that it changes, and is just a sort of trick.
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 8:18pm

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It must be, the only thing I can see going counterclockwise is the shadow.
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 8:26pm

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Clockwise and when i concentrated for about a minute i forced her to go anti-clockwise.

At one point, i imagined her foot going the other direction from her body so technically she was going BOTH ways around.
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 8:28pm

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Evman wrote:

Ok initially it was turning counter-clockwise... now it's turning clockwise... hmmm....

Also, I have no idea how this works, and am convinced that it changes, and is just a sort of trick.
The same thing's happening here... I blink and it changes.
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 9:03pm

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I see it go counter-clockwise. Which generally makes sense to me. Also, I'm left-handed/ambidextrous, which is right-brained. (I think)
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 9:06pm

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Does anyone know how this actually works- is it your retina's and stuff relaying teh information differently or is it your brain processing it?
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 9:10pm

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Oddly I noticed that looking/focusing on the shadow makes it go one way whereas looking away from the shadow (looking around the text) but still keeping an eye on the shadow makes it go the other way round.

Either way I use the left side of my brain but College test show I use both sides. biggrin

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Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 9:33pm

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Evman wrote:

Ok initially it was turning counter-clockwise... now it's turning clockwise... hmmm....

Also, I have no idea how this works, and am convinced that it changes, and is just a sort of trick.
No, its just a black silhouette so as odd as it seems it really is impossible to determine which way she's REALLY going.

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Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 9:37pm

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Jabooza wrote:

impossible to deter man
Imposible to deter, man! smile
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 9:39pm

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Darth Penguin wrote:

Jabooza wrote:

impossible to deter man
Imposible to deter, man! smile
CURSE YOU, MICROSOFT WORD DICTIONARY!!!!


I also found a way to make her turn in the other direction if you look at her foot and focus enough to make it go in the other direction and you keep focusing while you look at the rest of her she keeps moving in that direction.
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 9:58pm

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For me, it's clockwise. (Exept for that one spin where it was counter-clockwise...)

I think that I half-belong to the couter-clockwise, and half-belong to the clockwise, looking at the lists. Strange.
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 11:05pm

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I really don't see how the test can work in terms of figuring out what side of the brain you use. Obviously it's not accurate but I don't think it can really provide you with much of a result at all.

I dunno.
Posted: Tue, 30th Oct 2007, 11:42pm

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I can make it change rotations, make it switch back and forth and even make it stop(is that even possible?)Anyway, I'm a very creative person which is why i can see it move clickwise sometimes, but my "get back to reality side" (which i usually get while i'm imagining something amazing that could happen but really couldn't) makes me see it go counter clockwise. How I get it to stop; who knows? wink lol

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Posted: Wed, 31st Oct 2007, 12:18am

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Most of the time it was clock-wise, though it change when I saw at the corner of my eye, she changed. I wonder if this is really a way to test your brain, or just an optical illusion. It's coolthough.
Posted: Wed, 31st Oct 2007, 12:29am

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I'm with you Tarn. Can see both.

Jabooza wrote:

I really don't see how the test can work in terms of figuring out what side of the brain you use. Obviously it's not accurate but I don't think it can really provide you with much of a result at all.
Yeah...I don't understand how observing the rotation of an object has anything to do with the side of brain you use. Logic and practicality can lead different paths in turning the object in any particular direction.


Though, it is quite spooky how closely your results line up with truth.
Posted: Wed, 31st Oct 2007, 12:39am

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no amount of concentration I put forth will make her turn counter-clockwise, i've seriously been trying for 5 minutes.
Posted: Wed, 31st Oct 2007, 1:55am

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Alright everyone. This is no magical illusion, nor is it very complicated at all. At the point when the extended leg crosses the silloutte of the leg plated on the ground, there is one frame in the animation where it is totally eclipsed by that leg, and thus when it reappears, it seems as it has crossed paths with the other leg and is continuing in it's rotation. However, this is also the point where if you are seeing it rotate in another direction, it was sweeping in front of the planted leg. Depending on how you are viewing it, the extended leg can either be moving towards or away from you thanks to that one frame displaying only the planted leg and hiding the extended one. This is a clever little trick, but nothing too deceptive or fanciful if I was able to pick up on it. As for how it actually correllates to brain function, I have my doubts. Anyway, I hope this clears some things up. For those of you who are trying to literally reverse the leg's direction with your mind, hopefully this helps. Focus on the transition as the extended leg sweeps in front of/behind the planted one. Then as it reappears, imagine it moving the opposite direction in depth that is natural for you to. If it should logically be moving backwards, try to pretend it is moving forwards. Once again, hopefully this explains this tricky little illusion.
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Rotating, I don't even see a woman?

Only kidding smile I saw this a few weeks ago and it was going anticlockwise and then I blinked and it was going clockwise. I can change it if I concentrate and defocus for a moment but that took a bit of practice. Its harder to change the better your spacial awareness is apparently.

Someone else I was talking to about it was sure that its a trick and its really only going clockwise razz
Posted: Wed, 31st Oct 2007, 3:27am

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ANTI-clockwise isn't nearly as cool sounding as COUNTER-clockwise.
Posted: Wed, 31st Oct 2007, 5:55am

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I can make it turn either way rather easily. The trick is to focus on the shadow below her, then look up when the shadow is going that way you want it to go. At first it was really hard for me to get her to turn either way, until I discovered this.
Posted: Wed, 31st Oct 2007, 10:06am

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I just did it again and something funny yet odd happened!

She turned clockwise like before, but i concentrated for a few seconds and she went counter-clockwise (it does sound better like that).

After... I concentrated again and i dunno how, but imagined her folding into-herself over and over again. I kept seeing her leg/chest coming forward from the left side and as that reached the front, i saw the same thing happening a split second later from the right side and so on. So yes, she was constantly moving both directions and literally merging into herself.

Hard to imagine how i did this but i pictured it as that for a minute or 2 until i tried to stop it.
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For me it went counter-clockwise at first, then suddenly changed to clockwise. How weird, but still cool biggrin
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Kid wrote:

Its harder to change the better your spacial awareness is apparently.
This part of the illusion is probably more closely connected to the side of brain you use most.

So...it isn't all that useless in terms of describing brain activity.
Posted: Fri, 2nd Nov 2007, 1:55am

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I concentrated as hard as I could could and could not get it to move anything but clockwise. Makes perfect sense, I'm very philosophical and religious. I'm always asking things to teachers like 'why are electrons attracted to protons?' It must sound stupid to them, but I like to wonder.
Posted: Fri, 2nd Nov 2007, 2:36am

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Demonicy wrote:


i saw the same thing happening a split second later from the right side and so on. So yes, she was constantly moving both directions and literally merging into herself.

Hard to imagine how i did this but i pictured it as that for a minute or 2 until i tried to stop it.
Seek medical advice...
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mVPstar wrote:

Kid wrote:

Its harder to change the better your spacial awareness is apparently.
This part of the illusion is probably more closely connected to the side of brain you use most.

So...it isn't all that useless in terms of describing brain activity.
Er when you switch you don't suddenly start using the other side of your brain! All the rotation does is show which side is dominant.

To change you have to take all the rules your brain has imagined that the leg is coming forwards at one moment and ignore them before you can see it the other way. So the more clearly you model a 3d situation the harder that is.
Posted: Fri, 2nd Nov 2007, 10:15am

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Yeah I got both but started out on Clockwise. I figured out how to switch it (easily for me, not sure if it'll work for you all). Just scroll down until you can only see her shadow and imagine the feel spinning in the different direction. Then I scroll up and the actual dancer is scrolling in that direction.. Does that make sense? ha
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I couldn't even get the shadow to switch, sorry. smile
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Counter-clockwise at first. After 5 min I was able to choose by focusing. After 10 min I could choose without really focusing at all, without your silly tricks. Just by looking at it, and "choosing" razz
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Clockwise for me at first, then it was very difficult to even imagine how it'd look anti-clockwise, until I turned my head upside down, and then she was stuck going counter-clockwise no matter what way I looked at her.

But now I can get her to go either way, or even "bounce" one way then the other over and over just by concentrating a bit.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Nov 2007, 3:55pm

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pretty bizarre. clockwise for me unless I look at her out of the very corner of one eye. then I can get her spinning counter-clockwise and look back at the screen. she'll do about 3 turns and then go back to clockwise.
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It always starts counter-clockwise for me, and I can get it to switch if I really concentrate very hard... I think my spacial awareness is too awesome or something smile
Posted: Sat, 3rd Nov 2007, 10:48pm

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Kid wrote:

Er when you switch you don't suddenly start using the other side of your brain! All the rotation does is show which side is dominant.
I meant that the ability to change the direction at will is more closely related to the side of brain you use most (see Pooky's reply above), not which direction the model is spinning.