danny sent me this gif.
is she spinning clockwise?
apparently, the way she spins dictates whether the viewer is left brained or right brained
clockwise (right brain)
counter-clockwise (left brain)
for the life of me, i couldn’t see the dancer spinning counter-clockwise. then, after looking away for a second, i suddenly see her spinning the opposite direction.
i’m pretty much convinced this is a trick. my left brain tells me i have to figure this out. so, i, of course, have to analyze it.
here’s what i found:
so, how do you train it?
stop the dancer’s foot when it’s at the farthest left.
now look away from the dancer, preferably for me, above her, until the foot is barely in peripheral vision. now just imagine the foot going the opposite direction. imagine the foot coming toward you, then unclick.
she should be spinning the opposite direction. if she’s not, try to get her foot to be even further in your peripheral vision.
to reverse her spinning (back to clockwise), just pause her foot at the farthest right and imagine.
after a while it gets a lot easier to do. i can almost make her move back and forth without the need to pause.
the problem with the gif
i believe, and of course i could be wrong, but if the gif actually started with image 15 (her foot in the middle, going left), people would generally be seeing the girl turn counterclockwise.
cool illusion nonetheless
split images can be found here