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which way is the chick spinnin'?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Fifty, Oct 9, 2007.

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which way is the girl spinnin'

  1. clockwise

    65.0%
  2. counter-clockwise

    21.4%
  3. it alternates between the two fairly evenly

    13.6%
  1. Elta

    Elta 我不会把这种

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    I see her spin natively clock wise.


    Here is how you make her go the other way if you are native clockwise: Stare at the heel of the higher up foot, blink quickly if you must, eventually she will go the other way.

    To get her back stare at the lower heel and blink

    I am assuming that works to get her to go clock wise if you are native counter clock wise.

    P.S. I have a theory that her legs don't spin at all., Not confirmed though.


    Could just be my mind trying to make sense of it.
     
  2. civ editor11

    civ editor11 Ruler

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    Clock-wise and I'm right handed guess that makes sense

    Elta your startyegy didn't work for me
     
  3. Airstrike92

    Airstrike92 King

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    clockwise
     
  4. Bast

    Bast Protector of Cats

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    I always see it clockwise now. I've become very right-brain dominant.
     
  5. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Justice guaranteed

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    That doesn't necessarily mean the right side of the brain is dominant though.

    So it seems the vast majority of posters here voted clockwise.
     
  6. Ayn Rand

    Ayn Rand Deity

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    Look at the bottom foot and it goes clockwise, look at the higher foot and it goes counter-clockwise. The different parts of the body lend themselves to different interpretations. The upper body is just falling and skipping parts of the circle.
     
  7. kulade

    kulade Deity

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    I think the reason that most people voted clockwise (while the article predicted otherwise) is because while scrolling down, it's easier to see her rotating clockwise, while when scrolling up from the bottom, it seems (at least to me) easier to perceive her as rotating counter clockwise. I'd guess the way that the image comes into view plays a part in how it is interpreted.
     
  8. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    I tried it both ways. The original unaltered image I've never seen go any way except clockwise.
     
  9. Kennigit

    Kennigit proud 2 boxer

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    I think people voted clockwise because they are from South Carolina and vote for the first option.

    next governor: Aaron A. Aardvark
     
  10. Disgustipated

    Disgustipated Deity

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    anyone else turned on by that animation?

    clockwise for me. I can't see any counerclockwise rotation.
     
  11. kosiosko 1

    kosiosko 1 King

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    i can only see counter clockwise no mater what i do, i right handed , and have tried looking just at the top , legs, even shadow but its counter clockwise only for me
     
  12. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    Her right shoulder seems to be the center of her axis of spin, so I vote she is spinning counterclockwise from her perspective. However if you stare at her shoulders' relative positions, her center of balance seems to partially switch for a moment, due to some z-axis movement. I think then, the brain tries to compensate for that the movement to think she is changing spin direction.

    But if I stare really long, then I lose that illusion.
     
  13. Kennigit

    Kennigit proud 2 boxer

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    Bet you can see it now.
     
  14. kosiosko 1

    kosiosko 1 King

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    that one i can make change with a slight shift of the head


    but it makes no diference on the original one to me...:crazyeye:

    now your one just changes when i do nothing.....:confused:
     
  15. Disgustipated

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    1 and 2 look clockwise, but 3 looks counterclockwise. although a couple times I looked at #2 it looked counterclockwise. although I've had a few drinks too, that may mess up my vision.
     
  16. da_Vinci

    da_Vinci Gypsy Prince

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    At the risk of dredging a dinosaur ...

    I can see it either way, and then I realized that spinning clockwise the high arm and leg are the right, and counterclockwise the high arm and leg are the left. Stopping the spin, I see two ambiguous positions where you don't know if you are seeing the front or the back. That allows the illusion.

    After seeing the link below, in reality, every position is ambiguous, but we impose one or another with our mind.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-yhtXAzYwc

    dv
     

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