Sunday, April 13, 2008

Righty or Lefty?

Which way is the figure turning for you?
Clockwise or counter-clockwise? Apparently, if you see it clockwise, you're right-brained (and vice versa). I can only see it going counter-clockwise...hmmm....

From the Herald Sun:
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.

LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS

uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
knowing
acknowledges
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies
practical
safe

RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses feeling
"big picture" oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can "get it" (i.e. meaning)
believes
appreciates
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
impetuous
risk taking

8 comments:

Bob Flynn said...

Oh weird, it was spinning faster at home. For some reason it's playing slower now, and I can get it to switch both ways. Maybe that means I use both sides of my brain? Go figure ;)

Anonymous said...

OMG! I see a Texan WASP with a 666 imprinted in his head and eager to take over the world! Or do I see just a plain-average self centered american? Hummm...

ElDodo said...

Only clockwise for me; that's quite unnerving

jeni mattson said...

Gah! I made her switch directions and can't get it to go back!

Todd said...

I saw her clockwise at first then got her to change dirrections and then go back and forth from one direection to the other. that is so kewl. She dosent look at first that she could be turning any other way but WOW.

Anonymous said...

I first look to the shadow. Shadow is good reference here, how figurine is spinning. Now you look and will see clearly.

Doug said...

I see her counter clockwise, but by concentrating on the 2nd paragraph below her (the word 'Herald') I can get her to switch. Then I can just look at her spinning clockwise. Trippy.

Blog Traverser said...

Whoa, what is going on! At first I could only see her moving in a clockwise direction. I was convinced that she could only be seen moving in a clockwise direction.

I tried examining different parts but I could only see her head, arms, leg, and foot all turning in a clockwise direction. I didn't think it was possible that she could be seen turning counter-clockwise for other people.

That was until I read Anonymous, and Doug's post. Then I just watched her shadow rotate/reflection rotate then I went back to watching her and she began spinning counter-clockwise. I really didn't expect to see her turning the other way. I had to blink and refocus my eyes then she went back to clockwise.

So I guess I'm more of a right brain thinker. since my default seems to be her moving clockwise. Interesting.