Look at this girl…

Personal December 9th, 2007

Seriously… look at her with your head tilted to your left, to your right… and even upside down if you want to. Look at her from her legs up or head down… or even at her shadow… can you figure out?

No? Okie… if you are a guy, perhaps you should stop looking at her nipples because it doesn’t really help much. As one fellow blogger mentioned, “guys will get tired after staring at her for quite a while because they’d all be looking at the wrong parts of the body!”

For me, I think I’d have a headache. 

Spinning Silhouette

Now, can you see her spinning clockwise or anti-clockwise? I saw her spinning clockwise first, for as long as I wanted to, then I saw her spinning anti-clockwise. While it was rumoured that this determined which side of the brain you used more, the fact is that, this is only a 34 frame animation in a constant loop which does not provide sufficient 3D spatial information for your brain to process – so your brain tries to fill it up by providing whatever spatial information it thinks you need to see something that you can interpret.

And if you are interested in the left-right brain nitty-gritty, here you go (extracted from news.com.au):

uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies
uses feeling
“big picture” oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
risk taking

More explanations can be found here and here, and thanks to Chillycraps for highlighting this. 😉

Reader's Comments

  1. chillycraps | December 9th, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    haha hey jean, didn’t know this image would interest you… hope you didn’t get dizzy looking at it!

  2. xizor2000 | December 9th, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    Optical illusion which has nothing to do with brain functions.

    * blink – look at left side * anti-clockwise
    * blikk – look at right side * now, clockwise.

    If you can turn it on and off as you like, it’s just an optical illusion.

  3. Vandalin | December 9th, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    One wonders what’ll happen if we attach a subluminal msg to that picture. you can rule the world!

  4. Daphne Maia | December 10th, 2007 at 2:47 am

    i cant see it turning clockwise! i dont know why.

    and i think my character is more of a combination of left and right brain user.. left brain just doesnt quite describe me!

    anyway. this is all rather… unscientific, isnt it?

  5. decypher | December 10th, 2007 at 5:22 am

    omg i can’t see it turning clockwise too!

  6. Simply Jean | December 10th, 2007 at 9:22 am

    @chillycraps: haha… it’s just interesting because many of my friends can’t see it turning clockwise either! nay… i just got a headache =P

    @xizor2000: no leh, blink blink doesn’t work! haha… but I can now see it clockwise or counter-clockwise at will now…

    @Vandalin: erm… it’s possible, in fact it’s rumoured that some companies do that; although it’s not in this picture

    @daphemaia: haha… someone mentioned that it’s mind over matter. Oh well, no worries if you can’t see it – I think there are many other more important things in our lives than a spinning silhouette! haha…

    @decypher: hmm, ok. maybe it’s just me =P

  7. GeekyCoder | December 10th, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Whenever you see such picture, imagine you are the female spinning, and then map aspect of the figure (arms, legs, hand movement) to your own (Including the nipple if you ever have one, haha) , and then visualize it in your mind. You will see it turning clockwise. The reason that one find it hard to decipher is because it is all black, unless you imagine you are the figure turning.

    If one ever take any MENSA or IQ test, it is all about identifying patterns, visualization and making sense of it. This is one aspect of identifying pattern.

    Good luck…

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