Twirling Girl Illusion

Sunday, February 15, 2009 Posted In , Edit This 10 Comments »
Do you see the girl spinning left, or right?
Can you make her spin one way, then change direction?
Take your time... you can do it!


Spinning girl

Apparently, the predominant direction you see her going is a reflection of which side of your brain is dominant which is probably absolute rubbish, since this is not real science, just an optical illusion.

I got to the stage where I can make her change direction by focusing on the foot closest to the ground.


Just a bit of fun...

10 brilliant observations:

Jen said...

Yeah, so the girl keeps changing directions while I'm watching - what is this saying about my brain?

(And did they have to make it cold where she is? Just wondering).

rychelle said...

Jen's comment cracked me up! It does look a little nipply where she lives.

honeypiehorse said...

Weird. When I first got here she kept jerking back and forth but now she turns smoothly to the right and doesn't change. I find it hard to believe this is an illusion though - her right hand tracks very clearly to the right.

Motherboard said...

I KNEW I super Jedi mind powers!

Barbaloot said...

I tried SO hard to make her change directions and couldn't! She only spins left when I look.

DeNae said...

OK this is the coolest thing EVER!

What does it mean if I see her spinning one way, then the other, then on top of her head, then balancing a seal on her nose, then marrying an Acai Brries sales rep and moving to Muncie?

Cuz that's totally what I'm seeing now.

DeNae said...

Berries, dammit. b-E-rries. I hate it when a typo screws up the pinchline.

Oh my gosh. I meant p-U-nchline.

I'm logging off now. Clearly I'm a menace.

Momza said...

very cool.

Karen said...

You guys are crazy. She doesn't change directions! She just keeps going around to the right...

MaNdA said...

the whole time she has only been going one way... i've tried to see her going the other way but she won't... and i also noticed it is probably a little chilly in there.. maybe thats a freezer she is in..???