Part of my presentation on higher ed web development getting flattened explored the importance of developing your right brain. I came across this intriguing visual of a dancer. If you see her spinning clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.
Most of the time I see her spinning clockwise, but occasionally I see her spinning counter-clockwise.
How about you? Take a look and let me know what you see.
Stared at it for five minutes and only saw clockwise. Called someone else over to the computer and they immediately said counter-clockwise. Weird.
Most of the time saw her spinning clockwise but for a little bit the other way. It bothers me a bit!
She kept changing direction. At first I saw her spinning clockwise. I started reading the adjacent paragraphs and looked back – she was spinning counter-clockwise. I closed my eyes and listened to music, looked back, and she was dancing clockwise again. Very strange!!
She spins counter clockwise for me. I showed it to a friend and it spun clockwise for her. Go figure
I didn’t have time to tell, my wife bopped me upside the head (on the right side) for watching dancing ladies
Too strange. I thought that the picture was changing so called in my daughter. The I saw her going clockwise, my daughter counter, then vice versa. But sometimes we saw her going the same direction. My daughter said the leg was switching. When I looked away and looked back I could usually make her change. Too funny!
When I look at the dancer straight on, she appears to be turning clockwise. If I turn my head to the left or right a little, so that she is more in my periphial vision, she dances counter clockwise. Do you know why that is?
This is yet another examble of how it is important to realize that we draw conclusions from the perspective from which we see things. Others may look at the same thing and see something totally different, depending on their perspective or what side of the brain they primarily function from. A broader understanding of this could lead to more peacful interactions and more tolerance for diverse points of view.
I can think of all kinds of seminars that could increase this understanding by just beginning with this test.
I kind of think this illusion isn’t really true. I think it just changes directions every few minutes by itself. Also the whole right brain left brain isn’t really that accurate. It’s a gross oversimplification of what actually happens.
She spins counter clockwise.