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The first time you saw here she was spinning _______?
Clockwise
52%
 52%  [ 10 ]
Counter-Clockwise
47%
 47%  [ 9 ]
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Joel
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PostPosted: Tue, 10.16.07 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's the same image the whole time, and the animation doesn't change. the trick is that since she is just a silhouette, it's ambiguous which way she's facing

In the image below, she could either be facing away, with her right leg out, or facing towards you, with her left leg lifted:


I paused the animation at the most ambiguous point - when she is in profile. From here it's pretty easy for me to control the direction by concentrating on her pointed foot. If I imagine it as the closer leg about to swing forward, it does. If I imagine it as her further leg, about to swing back, she's happy to oblige:


As to whether the direction people initially perceive could indicate if they are left or right brained, I'm skeptical. Especially since there is nothing in the "story" to support the claim.
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PostPosted: Tue, 10.16.07 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trisarahtops wrote:
http://abc.net.au/science/features/brain

Still, anything that reinforces that Casey Boy and I have different cognitive styles is fine by me.


yea no shit i don't want to be associated with someone who intrudes on other peoples shit when I don't even have a reason to be there... coughLS-ULTIMATEcough

you should stick to your blog that way I don't have to read your opinion.
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PostPosted: Tue, 10.16.07 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've gotten to where I can keep her facing me at all times and she just switches back and forth. I think she's my new hobby.
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PostPosted: Tue, 10.16.07 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At first she was going counter, then I could make her go either way at will. What does that mean?
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PostPosted: Tue, 10.16.07 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Counter at first.

If I think about doing homework, it stays counter. If I think about masturbating, it goes clockwise.
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PostPosted: Tue, 10.16.07 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting.
i couldn't see clockwise until i looked at sarah t.'s link, and even then it took me a few minutes. but then, with two of them side by side, i could see both at once. neato.
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