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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. odintheking

    odintheking Lighting the way...

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    That's trippy, man! I can usually see counterclockwise, but if I focus she can go the other way.
     
  2. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    Whoa, that's freaky...
    I saw this EXACT SAME experiment earlier today on a different site!
     
  3. dcbandicoot

    dcbandicoot the true corporate champ

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    Clockwise, right-handed. Can't see counter at all.

    Edit: Now I can change it at will.
     
  4. G-Force Junkie

    G-Force Junkie Old Vulcan Guy

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    Yeah, I just got to the point where I can almost change it at will, but now my head hurts too much to keep up with it.
     
  5. LuckyAC

    LuckyAC Immortal

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    Can't see counter at all, I think people claiming that they can are probably part of some internet joke/meme.
     
  6. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Counterclockwise
     
  7. Greeneyedzombie

    Greeneyedzombie King

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    When I first looked, anti-clockwise, but now she is going crazy alternating directions.
     
  8. Bamspeedy

    Bamspeedy We'll dig up the road!

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    Always clock-wise. Sometimes the animation stutters, but she still ends up going clock-wise.
     
  9. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    That's really weird! If I do that, and I look a 10 cm or so to the right, she goes clockwise, but then when I look at her directly again, she's going anti-clockwise. BUT! If I gradually move my eyes towards here, like 2 cm at a time, from 10cm right of her to looking at her, she stays clockwise! How cool.
     
  10. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I think this explains it best. Follow the colours to see where the information goes into the brain. Keep in mind that the information is integrated after it gets to the back. By looking to the right of the dancer, you're putting the information into the far-left visual field, crossing first into the right-brain.



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  11. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    So wait, I'm right handed, which means my right eye should also be the dominant eye, right? So why am I apparently dominant with my left eye (i.e. seeing it anti-clockwise)?


    EDIT: No wait... again. (I keep making people wait, I should stop saying that.) Doesn't that mean that if you close your left eye, she'll go anti-clockwise, and if you close your right eye, she'll go clockwise?

    Also I realise I read the above picture wrong, and I am indeed dominant with my right eye.
     
  12. dcbandicoot

    dcbandicoot the true corporate champ

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    No, I can legitamitely see it go both ways. Took awhile. Try reversing the foot in your mind, that is, you see it spin back (arcing away from you) than near than far than near.. try reversing it so it goes near when it should go far and vice versa, than look.

    It's easy once you get it.

    I don't buy the left-brain right-brain stuff though.
     
  13. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    Yep, you're reading the above picture wrong. There is no difference between your specific eyes - there's a difference between your eyefields. The 'left' eyefield is everything left to the center of what you're looking at. So, for example, my avatar is in your left eyefield while you're reading this text.

    While you are reading this text, my avatar's light is entering your eyeball and settling on the right side of your retina. This information is being sent to your right-brain. My avatar's light is hitting both your eyes, both your retinas, and is being sent from both eyes into the right brain.

    In the diagram above, half the information 'crosses over' from each eye. I can't see colour, so I'll have a bit of problem explaining, but notice how the information that hits the right-side of each retina goes to the right side of the brain?

    Quote moved to bottom on purpose.
     
  14. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    Aha, this makes sense now. So it's not which eye itself, but which side of the eye the light hits, that determines which side of the brain it goes to (and therefore which way the girl spins). Got it! Thanks! :)
     
  15. Gogf

    Gogf Indescribable

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    Clockwise. I couldn't figure out how to make it counter-clockwise at first, but with a little practice I can do it without too much difficulty by looking at the shadow of the feet.
     
  16. On Yer Flour

    On Yer Flour Prince

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    And I likewise.
     
  17. DBear

    DBear unbeliever

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    CLockwise all the time. Right handed.
     
  18. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    Are you all on drugs?

    Clockwise is the only way she's friggin spinnin.

    I'm right handed.
     
  19. Bast

    Bast Protector of Cats

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    I can manipulate it now. For me, it appears that she's always facing AWAY from me and going half way to left and then turning around the other way.

    Interesting that always her outer limb is the one that's sticking out.
     
  20. WillJ

    WillJ Coolness Connoisseur

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    I first saw it counter-clockwise and saw it that way for a very long time, but now I can make it switch (with some difficulty), and it's fairly balanced between clockwise and counter-clockwise.
    Nope, this is definitely not a hoax, since I had several people in my room watching it and, at the same time, some of us saw it one way and some the other way.
     

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