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Date: 10/10/07 02:33 AM

426 Responses to The Right Brain vs Left Brain Test

  1. Profile photo of hoolahawk
    hoolahawk Male 30-39
    205 posts
    October 9, 2007 at 5:35 pm
    Link: The Right Brain vs Left Brain Test - If you see dancer rotating clockwise, you are right-brained (creative), counter-clockwise, left-brained (logical).
  2. Profile photo of philitup23
    philitup23 Male 18-29
    468 posts
    October 9, 2007 at 5:54 pm
    wow thats so weird...i saw it counter clockwise---logical!
  3. Profile photo of clubp
    clubp Male 13-17
    223 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:39 am
    Right brained! I dont even know how you can see her moving counter clockwise
  4. Profile photo of BakaNeko728
    BakaNeko728 Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 2:40 am
    huh.. i saw it going both ways. i`d look at it, then after a while it`d turn the other way..... is that normal? o.O
  5. Profile photo of wtfstoner55
    wtfstoner55 Male 13-17
    167 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:40 am
    I go with clubp, it seems impossible to see her moving anti-clockwise because of her hair and breasts.
  6. Profile photo of tazzinem
    tazzinem Female 18-29
    14 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:42 am
    I`m with BakaNeko.. i can see her going both ways too.. if I look away for a second, she`s then turning the other way!!
  7. Profile photo of Esmirnow
    Esmirnow Male 13-17
    5 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:42 am
    clockwise although Phil says counter. Wish I could control it.
  8. Profile photo of moocow22
    moocow22 Female 18-29
    37 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:43 am
    wow, i saw it counter but stared until it turned the other way... crazy
  9. Profile photo of wtfstoner55
    wtfstoner55 Male 13-17
    167 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:44 am
    I take that back, after staring at it long enough, I could see the other way... creepy
  10. Profile photo of kermitf
    kermitf Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 2:45 am
    i seen it go both ways. their is more to this that explains it a lot better. If i can find it i will post it.
  11. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:46 am
    I`m with Baka, Tazz & Kermit ... I saw it both ways.
    I`m scared ... not, lol.
  12. Profile photo of thunder86
    thunder86 Male 18-29
    189 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:47 am
    Logical! also is this a repost??
  13. Profile photo of babiebluez20
    babiebluez20 Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 2:49 am
    This was dumb. I guess they didnt plan on anyone looking at it for more then a minute while they figure out whats clockwise. haha
  14. Profile photo of benjbenj
    benjbenj Male 30-39
    916 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:50 am
    Yup, both ways. Although clockwise seems to be my favorite direction.
  15. Profile photo of chikoori
    chikoori Female 18-29
    1011 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:52 am
    Definitely clockwise... I don`t understand how it can look like it`s going counter-clockwise.
  16. Profile photo of Kaizer250
    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
    777 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:56 am
    I started out seeing it clockwise (creative), but, after watching for a bit, I saw it going the other way.
  17. Profile photo of Oggleboppite
    Oggleboppite Male 18-29
    180 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:57 am
    After looking for it for like, 3 minutes. I dont see how anyone can see it moving clockwise.

    Its clearly counter-clockwise to me.

    I guess this is why it exists >.<

  18. Profile photo of Kikyo
    Kikyo Female 18-29
    36 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:57 am
    I had to save the picture to my computer to view it, and it keeps switching between clockwise and counter clockwise. Does that mean I am both creative and logical?
  19. Profile photo of clubp
    clubp Male 13-17
    223 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:58 am
    Woah same as kaizer...... ok i swear they change it or something because her hair was going left then it was going right
  20. Profile photo of agentkeg
    agentkeg Female 18-29
    61 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:58 am
    I kept seeing her move both ways also. I think this is fake. : /
  21. Profile photo of Oggleboppite
    Oggleboppite Male 18-29
    180 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:59 am
    Then after trying really hard to see her moving clockwise, she started, and now I cant get it to go back >.>

    ARRGGHHH

  22. Profile photo of wtfstoner55
    wtfstoner55 Male 13-17
    167 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:59 am
    I kind of figured how it works. If the test works you need to be watching it as it starts, because whether the outstretched foot starts on the left or right affects which way you`ll see it move. Right brained people should see it moving clockwise if they see the foot on the right first, and left brained people should see it move counter clockwise if they see it start on the right.
  23. Profile photo of Kaizer250
    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
    777 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:00 am
    You don`t actually see any definite proof of either way, but depending on how you think, you interpret it as going in a specific directions. For those of us that can see it both ways, well we`re just awesome.
  24. Profile photo of Sudburyman
    Sudburyman Male 30-39
    23 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:02 am
    I can see both .. just takes a second to switch between both views
  25. Profile photo of Dragonfirexz
    Dragonfirexz Male 18-29
    206 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:08 am
    I can see both also.. bah.
  26. Profile photo of iolatele
    iolatele Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 3:09 am
    I can change her direction at will make her go back and forth back and forth. its insane.
  27. Profile photo of Eagle390
    Eagle390 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 3:13 am
    For those that want to control it, ignore the rest of the picture and focus on the lower legs. By just focusing on that, if you know what you`re doing, you can begin to see it spin in the other direction, and control it. Then, focus on the rest of the pic and hey presto.
  28. Profile photo of braindamaged
    braindamaged Male 18-29
    102 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:18 am
    The people who say that she is switching back and forth are FOOLING themselves and flat out lying. The dancer is spinning the same direction the whole time. She is spinning to her right. The clockwise and counter clockwise thing depends on the PERSPECTIVE (if you are watching her from above or below.)

    Anyone who does flips and spins upside down already knows this junk. You people who say she switches back and forth are ridiculous coz that`s not the point of this.

  29. Profile photo of Courtney158
    Courtney158 Female 13-17
    125 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:19 am
    I can`t see it going counter-clockwise at all
    Seriously, I can`t
  30. Profile photo of Clayboy
    Clayboy Male 18-29
    651 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:23 am
    UMM.. I see it both ways..
  31. Profile photo of braindamaged
    braindamaged Male 18-29
    102 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:23 am
    If you want to see her going counter clockwise imagine you are watching her from below and you`ll see her legs are spinning counterclockwise. She is spinning the same direction the whole time though.
  32. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:25 am
    I saw it going counter-clockwise first, closed my eyes for a few seconds while thinking about seeing it go clockwise, opened my eyes and...TA-DA!! Clockwise!
    But then I tried switching back, and couldn`t. )-| How Strange!!
  33. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:25 am
    Not sure if this will work for the rest of you but I saw her going ANTIclockwise... it only changed when i read the writing below and saw her out of the corner of my eye - then i could change it to do what i wanted :-D
  34. Profile photo of TeHrussian
    TeHrussian Male 18-29
    490 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:31 am
    I can tell you exactly how it works:
    It flickers images for both rotations at a high frequency and depending which frequency you "tune" into (see first), your eyes keep tracking it. Your brain automatically ignores the flicker of the other image and just fills in the blanks making the dancer appear to move clock or counter-clockwise.

    To test this, look at the image and blink really fast for a few seconds, giving your brain a chance to miss a few flickers. If you catch it at the exact right time, you`ll see her going in a different direction.

    I don`t believe there is any correlation between creative and logical sides of the brain and which flicker you see first. Furthermore, if it`s possible to see it either way, then it can`t be a definitive test.

    So: FAKE!

  35. Profile photo of braindamaged
    braindamaged Male 18-29
    102 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:34 am
    So wrong.. it has nothing to do with the flickers. It has to do with whether you are watching her spin from below or above coz she is spinning the same direction the whole time. God, I swear.
  36. Profile photo of derangedingo
    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:36 am
    She`s obviously moving clockwise, I don`t understand at all how you could see her moving counter-clockwise... look at her feet
  37. Profile photo of efst
    efst Female 30-39
    327 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:36 am
    I saw it go both ways,
    first clock wise than anti clock wise.

    Which doesn`t say much for the test.

  38. Profile photo of TeHrussian
    TeHrussian Male 18-29
    490 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:40 am
    Below or above what? I can make her spin either way at will without taking my eyes off the screen.
    Sorry if you don`t understand that your eyes don`t have infinite refresh rate. If the image flickers just at the right rate, your brain will interpret movement based on the information it has, filling in the blanks.

    Perfect example: as a car accelerates (at a certain speed - frequency) if you look at wheels, for a few moments it will seem like they are spinning backwards.

    Don`t tell people they`re wrong until you have a theory you can back up by actual knowledge of the subject. Kthxbye!

  39. Profile photo of TeHrussian
    TeHrussian Male 18-29
    490 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:42 am
    Also, looking at the comments, it seems that it actually tests for close-mindedness. People just refuse to open up to the idea that she can be seen spinning both ways! Maybe that`s the REAL test? Hmmm
  40. Profile photo of braindamaged
    braindamaged Male 18-29
    102 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:42 am
    You`re a moron coz that isn`t the point of the picture. I`m not talking about infinite flicker rates or making her spin different directions because you CANNOT do that. She spins the same direction the whole time. It is a matter at what angle or perspective you are looking at her spin from. STUPID.
  41. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:50 am
    I can`t see it, I am apparently so creative that I can`t fool my brain into believing that it goes both ways.... I tried and tried....can`t do it..

    I think it`s more of a "If you`re smart it turns clockwise, left, dumb...both...retarded."

  42. Profile photo of polyrhythmm
    polyrhythmm Male 18-29
    16 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:53 am
    I stared at it for over a minute, its impossible to see it counter clockwise because the foot is traveling from right to left, not left to right.
    I tried really hard to perceive it counter clockwise... u must have to have brain damage to see it counterclockwise
  43. Profile photo of tannerwoody
    tannerwoody Male 18-29
    134 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:54 am
    I can only see it going clockwise... and ive looked at it for way too long... :\
  44. Profile photo of ledzep360
    ledzep360 Male 18-29
    164 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:57 am
    I don`t think you`re supposed to look that far into it, you`re supposed to base it off of the first thing you see.
  45. Profile photo of Oggleboppite
    Oggleboppite Male 18-29
    180 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:58 am
    A good way to get it go whichever way you want is to watch her foot.

    If you watch her foot, youll notice her toes can be focused to always be pointing towards the viewer.

    Just watch the toes waggle left anf right. And if you want her to go clockwise, quickly focus your attention on the entire picture as the toes are going left.

    This works for me everytime, and you may want to practice by finding a way to slow the image down. :)

  46. Profile photo of braindamaged
    braindamaged Male 18-29
    102 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:59 am
    Let me dumb it down for the people that don`t get it. Get any object like a doll or even a pencil and make it rotate clockwise in front of you as you are looking down at it. Then WITHOUT CHANGING THE DIRECTION OF THE ROTATION lift it above your head and look at it from below.. it will be counterclockwise. Same concept with this picture.
  47. Profile photo of Oggleboppite
    Oggleboppite Male 18-29
    180 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:04 am
    And TeHrussian, you are an idiot. And it can easily be proved you are false by using a program (such as Jasc Animation Shop Pro) to view the individual images.

    I don`t know the logic behind the "above or below" theory, so I will not argue with it. But I do know about what you are arguing, so I can safely say you`re false.

    You need to follow your own advice. Learn what you`re talking about before you open your mouth, mmkay?

  48. Profile photo of TeHrussian
    TeHrussian Male 18-29
    490 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:07 am
    Oh, and yes, I looked at it frame by frame. 34 frames total. Just over 3 seconds to do a full rotation. It has fewer frames per second than optimal 25, making your brain fill in or "imagine" what happens between frames. So yes, originally I suspected super fast flickers, but they turn out to be slow. Point still stands.
  49. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:08 am
    any one else see both
  50. Profile photo of Vahnatai
    Vahnatai Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 4:11 am
    Another interpretation:

    Your brain *decides* the direction of the movement by interpreting the outstretched leg moving behind and in front of the body. For example, if you see the leg to the right then assume it went to the back then left then to the front you see the dancer turning counter-clockwise.
    Simply force yourself to interpret the movement as right-front-left-back and voila! (This can be aided by saying out loud the sequence you want to observe!)

    Also, you guys are unbelievable with your interpretations! Keep using your imagination!

  51. Profile photo of braindamaged
    braindamaged Male 18-29
    102 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:11 am
    Ya, I can only explain so much without a visual demonstration. A lot of kids that I teach front flip or backflips with 360 rotations confuse their spins when they get inverted so I show them how spinning clockwise or counter right side up becomes the opposite when you get inverted, even if the spin does not actually change direction. It`s all good... the dancer is spinning to her right the entire time though.
  52. Profile photo of sunwavewind
    sunwavewind Female 18-29
    690 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:29 am
    I saw it as clockwise at first and then I put on my glasses and it was counter clockwise. I tried to get it to change directions without putting on/taking off my glasses but it doesn`t work.
  53. Profile photo of squinge69
    squinge69 Male 13-17
    59 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:30 am
    i saw it clockwise for a long time then i stared hard and it changed and i stared hard again and it changed again

    ???

  54. Profile photo of Ketchupyoshi
    Ketchupyoshi Male 13-17
    26 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:32 am
    It`s clockwise! I think I saw it go counter clockwise for half a second. lol
  55. Profile photo of squinge69
    squinge69 Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2007 at 4:33 am
    I think i figured it out, even though I can see it both ways with effort i always see it start off turning clockwise and it`s easier for me to make it switch from counter-clockwise to clockwise than the other way around so i guess im more creative
  56. Profile photo of supersassyk8
    supersassyk8 Female 18-29
    403 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:38 am
    i saw both, i think it`s not an illusion but a random programming. It does eventually switch round.
  57. Profile photo of lockedup
    lockedup Female 18-29
    299 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:39 am
    Logical! Although when I scrolled down and could only see her legs, it appeared she was going the other way and I had to reload to see her go counter-clockwise again. I think the real joke here is that I stared at a dancing, naked woman and I`m not a lesbian....
  58. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:46 am
    FINALLY somebody mentions the fact that the dancer is Nude Nude Totally Nude!! I didn`t want to be the first one.
  59. Profile photo of o_and_o
    o_and_o Male 30-39
    5 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:58 am
    "Any image of a female dancer will make Men`s right brains to function," I erred!
  60. Profile photo of jpoke89
    jpoke89 Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2007 at 5:07 am
    @supersassyk8: The image is a .gif image, there is no programming in it... You can`t "program" an image.
  61. Profile photo of sum41chck911
    sum41chck911 Female 13-17
    199 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:11 am
    hmmm i stared at it for a little, and tried to make it go counter clockwise, and it did, but it first started clockwise, im not creative tho.. :( hmm logical maybe...but hmmm maybe creative in a way i guess, o well cool.
  62. Profile photo of beeyooteeful
    beeyooteeful Female 18-29
    546 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:19 am
    It`s going clockwise...

    I can`t imagine it going counter-clockwise ;0

  63. Profile photo of jleigon
    jleigon Male 18-29
    8 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:20 am
    This is really a cheap trick. It`s not a measure of left brain vs right brain. The image shifts direction after awhile. It`s not perspective. It just shifts back and forth ever couple minutes to screw with you. If you want to know if you are right brain or left brain just ask yourself if you like math and science or poetry and art. This is gay
  64. Profile photo of burntpoo
    burntpoo Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 5:20 am
    finally figured how to do it. can`t explain thoroughly though but i can assure you that it`s not some random programming...

    :-X

  65. Profile photo of Wewoo
    Wewoo Female 13-17
    435 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:35 am
    I saw it going counter-clockwise first, and then after staring for a few minutes, I blinked, and it had changed direction.
    Weird.
  66. Profile photo of benjbenj
    benjbenj Male 30-39
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    October 10, 2007 at 6:13 am
    jleigon, why don`t you read Vahnatai`s post (page 2). It`s your brains that decide how to interpret the movement.
  67. Profile photo of treli13
    treli13 Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2007 at 6:16 am
    i`m with clubp i dont see how you can see it counterclockwise its just not happening for me :-(
  68. Profile photo of benjbenj
    benjbenj Male 30-39
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    October 10, 2007 at 6:18 am
    Some background information in Perth Now
  69. Profile photo of benjbenj
    benjbenj Male 30-39
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    October 10, 2007 at 6:21 am
    (This article says that most people will see her move counterclockwise. Funny, so far most IAB people claim to see her move clockwise...)
  70. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 6:29 am
    I just can`t see her going counter-clockwise.

    Interesting find. Although why this would prove I`m creative still evades me.

  71. Profile photo of notapervert
    notapervert Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2007 at 6:41 am
    Clockwise! I`m creative!
  72. Profile photo of narutoandrew
    narutoandrew Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 6:50 am
    it does switch btw if you keep refeshing you can see that the dancer switches. duh.
  73. Profile photo of iansquall
    iansquall Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 6:56 am
    You can tell who is left brained and right brained just from reading these comments o_o Those who go into the technical details of how they think it works and those who don`t...

    I saw both counterclockwise (first) and clockwise (second) after I stared at it for a while.

    I thought it purposely switched in the animation but I saved it and opened it in Imageready and it doesn`t, I don`t think. SO yeah, perspective?

  74. Profile photo of Vikstar
    Vikstar Female 18-29
    399 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 7:23 am
    Because the woman is a completely black image, you can see her `standing` leg in front of the `spinning` leg as she turns and depending on which leg you perceive as being in front, that`s the direction it seems she is turning in.

    It`s very clever. It`s a 2D image which we look at in a 3D way - a kind of never-ending pendulum looks to us like someone spinning in three dimensions.

  75. Profile photo of GummyWurmz
    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
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    October 10, 2007 at 7:34 am
    Im creative o:-)
  76. Profile photo of cantab
    cantab Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 7:36 am
    Vikstar`s got it most right. She`s not spinning at all, because she`s a TWO-DIMENSIONAL animation. Your brain interprets it as a rotation, but it`s ambiguous, and can be interpreted either way. Watch for long enough and you`ll probably see her `reverse`.

    It`s just a moving version of the face/vase, rabbit/duck, old woman/young woman, cube, staircase, etc etc. And has no relation to `right-brained` or `left-brained`ness; it`s more plausible that it relates to handedness or `eye-ness` (you can be right-eyed or left-eyed. To test, point at something with both eyes open. CLose each eye in turn. When you close one, your finger will appear to jump. That eye is your eye-ness. (sometimes it jumps for both though) I`m right-eyed and right-handed.

  77. Profile photo of animefreak88
    animefreak88 Female 13-17
    319 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 7:36 am
    I saw it go both ways. It does take a second to switch views, like Sudburyman said.

    The first time I saw it counter clockwise though.

  78. Profile photo of Jizzms
    Jizzms Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 7:53 am
    I saw it counter-clockwise.. then I noticed the foot rotating and saw it clockwise... what am I?! I can`t see it counter again either.
  79. Profile photo of Jowsh
    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 7:54 am
    WTF BELANIE
  80. Profile photo of Jizzms
    Jizzms Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 7:55 am
    And to Cantab... the eye-ness doesn`t make sense, if I point with my left hand, my finger jumps when I close/open my left, if I point with my right hand, my finger jumps when I close/open my right eye, so according to you my eye-ness changes depending on which hand I use to point at anytime.
  81. Profile photo of bellegrl507
    bellegrl507 Female 13-17
    78 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 8:19 am
    so im special too... i can switch back and forth between them...
  82. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 8:29 am
    if you see it clockwise and want to see it counter clockwise, i suggest looking at the foot and switching it with that, i can see both ways and switch them at will, getting back to clockwise took me a while though, try being able to switch them at will its kinda fun, you can then see how its all done, quite clever really. i doubt that seeing it one way or the other actually means your left or right brained though.
  83. Profile photo of wenderina9r
    wenderina9r Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 8:36 am
    I saw it clockwise first... Then i squinted at the screen, looked at the way the sticky out leg was spinning, and forced myself to see it going the other way... :D
  84. Profile photo of AnneBonney
    AnneBonney Female 18-29
    107 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 8:47 am
    It switches directions. The animation is rigged. It doesn`t tell you anything, except whether or not you`re willing to sit around and wait for it to switch.
  85. Profile photo of dragonrice
    dragonrice Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 8:55 am
    You`re on crack if you can see her spin counter clockwise.
  86. Profile photo of WDanC
    WDanC Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 9:05 am
    Yeah, um . . I saw both ways too. This is flawed.
  87. Profile photo of AmyNicoleduh
    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 9:09 am
    Logical at first.
  88. Profile photo of x13purplesta
    x13purplesta Female 30-39
    235 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:14 am
    Yeah, I saw counter clockwise first, looked down to read the caption again then looked up and she was clockwise. I couldn`t make myself see counter-clockwise again. Then I started completely over from the home page and it was counter clockwise again. Is this a joke? Am I insane?
  89. Profile photo of Muser
    Muser Male 18-29
    54 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:17 am
    I could only see it counter clockwise after staring for ages. I came back 20 mins later and I can only see it clockwise.lol
  90. Profile photo of x13purplesta
    x13purplesta Female 30-39
    235 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:19 am
    OK, I did the blinking fast thing and it worked for me...I could make her change direction. Cool.
  91. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:22 am
    damn i can also see both clockwise and counter clockwise, its damnright irritating
  92. Profile photo of KimonoThief
    KimonoThief Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 9:23 am
    Vikstar`s got it right.

    "You`re a moron coz that isn`t the point of the picture. I`m not talking about infinite flicker rates or making her spin different directions because you CANNOT do that. She spins the same direction the whole time. It is a matter at what angle or perspective you are looking at her spin from. STUPID."

    Try harder. Since she`s completely black, there is no shading or any sort of depth information. It`s logically impossible to tell whether her planted foot is facing you or away from you, or whether her outstretched leg is swinging behind or in front of her. Your brain just comes up with that info itself, giving the illusion that the figure is "spinning" a certain way.

  93. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:33 am
    I broke it down to test out the frames. It really does matter which side she starts on. If I start the animation with the foot on the left, it looks clockwise. If I start it out with the leg on the right it looks counterclockwise. lol


  94. Profile photo of 2brained
    2brained Male 18-29
    1 post
    October 10, 2007 at 9:47 am
    omg,creepy
    first i see it clock-wise
    a moment later its anti-clockwise
    creepy
  95. Profile photo of BubbaLuvSpon
    BubbaLuvSpon Male 30-39
    159 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:55 am
    clockwise... took a lot of work to see it counter
  96. Profile photo of Cy
    Cy Male 18-29
    870 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:59 am
    Still haven`t managed to see it counterclockwise. (I think of clockwise/counter clockwise as if the clock is face-up on the ground, not face-down--i.e. viewed from above. I think most people do.)
  97. Profile photo of MikePiano
    MikePiano Male 18-29
    1425 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:02 am
    I say it moves counter-clockwise. Indeed I am logical.
  98. Profile photo of DeadlyLegion
    DeadlyLegion Male 18-29
    452 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:09 am
    Tryed it several times after a refresh F5 and it is sorta random which side it turns to for me... That must mean I`m both! :D
  99. Profile photo of MikePiano
    MikePiano Male 18-29
    1425 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:10 am
    Actually yeah if you focus on the womans raised leg you can get it to move both ways.
  100. Profile photo of XENOLITH
    XENOLITH Male 13-17
    80 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:12 am
    It first went clockwise, then when I tried to picture it moving cclockwise after a while, it did. Now because i thought about it and the shadow makes it look like its going cclockwise, I cant see it going clockwise. Ugh.
  101. Profile photo of fouljay
    fouljay Male 18-29
    72 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:21 am
    when i look down to the off the animation then look back she moves clockwise then when i look down the left then look back shes moving counter-clockwise
  102. Profile photo of toplak666
    toplak666 Male 18-29
    22 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:47 am
    Wtf!!?!?! i can see it going both ways.i agree with keizer250!!!!
    p.s.=if you see it rotating clockvise put your hand over her body (not the legs) and after a fiew second it should be turning the ther way!
    AMAZING EINT IT???
  103. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:48 am
    Im right brained but I know how to make my brain see her spinning either direction. After a seconds worth of concentrating, I made her spin the opposite direction.
  104. Profile photo of dellara
    dellara Female 13-17
    148 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:49 am
    IT ONLY GOES COUNTER CLOCKWISE!!?!?!? i wanna see it go clockwise!!
  105. Profile photo of dellara
    dellara Female 13-17
    148 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:52 am
    WTF?!?!?1 NOW SHES GOING CLOCKWISE!
  106. Profile photo of danielkwan88
    danielkwan88 Male 18-29
    307 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:53 am
    weird...I saw it clockwise...then it changes to counter-clockwise....I`m both creative and logical...
  107. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
    719 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:53 am
    If you want to see it go clockwise, just watch her shadow. That proves that she is actually going clockwise the whole time. (and for the record, I was able to see her going counter clockwise, but only when i scrolled up far enough that I couldn`t see the shadow.)
  108. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:06 am
    (for the people on page 5)
    I broke it down to test out the frames. It really does matter which side she starts on. If I start the animation with the foot on the left, it looks clockwise. If I start it out with the leg on the right it looks counterclockwise. lol

    GO TO PAGE FOUR TO SEE THE IMAGE BREAKDOWN

  109. Profile photo of Rain7
    Rain7 Male 18-29
    140 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:08 am
    im both
  110. Profile photo of Saturnia107
    Saturnia107 Female 18-29
    367 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:09 am
    i absolutely cannot see it turning clockwise. Apparently going to an engineering school has sucked all the creativity out of me :(
  111. Profile photo of CheeseMan1
    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
    1408 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:10 am
    Love moving it back and forth. When I look at it at first, I see it going clockwise. Heh.
  112. Profile photo of caffeinehigh
    caffeinehigh Female 18-29
    285 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:13 am
    I saw it counter-clockwise first and then tried hard to see it go the other way. I guess it just tells you what side you predominantly use. Een if you are left-brained, it doesn`t mean you don`t have a right brain! Which would explain why most people can see both if you look hard enough. I would go with whatever you see first.
  113. Profile photo of kmosuch
    kmosuch Female 18-29
    43 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:16 am
    It switches between both.
  114. Profile photo of braindamaged
    braindamaged Male 18-29
    102 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:19 am
    Well I`ll be damned. It isn`t some perspective garbage like I thought last night. You actually can make her spin both directions. I saw her spin right first though.
  115. Profile photo of JAXLEY
    JAXLEY Male 18-29
    988 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:37 am
    i see both. Uh-oh.
  116. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:40 am
    i saw it going both butthen when i loked really close it was obvious she was going to the right
  117. Profile photo of ceruchaoman
    ceruchaoman Male 13-17
    31 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:43 am
    wow first I saw it clockwise, but after I saw this I tried to make ti go the other way. After focusing on the feet for a while it went the other way
  118. Profile photo of Lixa123
    Lixa123 Female 18-29
    579 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:45 am
    I saw it go clockwise at first, thinking "How can it go counter clockwise?" Then I decided to look away, look back and force myself to think `logically`, and after a second I saw it counter! I had a second`s difficulty getting it to go back to clockwise, but it`s fine now :)

    I wonder what that says about me?

  119. Profile photo of IceCream128
    IceCream128 Male 18-29
    73 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:45 am
    If I look at it straight on, it goes clockwise
    but if i look to the side of it, i can see it going anticlockwise out of the side of my eye
    tis wierd
  120. Profile photo of dijipo
    dijipo Male 13-17
    239 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm
    both...i looked at it saw it was clockwise then opened this, looked back and its counter-clockwise
  121. Profile photo of Eat_p00
    Eat_p00 Female 13-17
    305 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 12:07 pm
    I can only see clockwise. Im creative?
  122. Profile photo of antdow3
    antdow3 Male 18-29
    946 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 12:09 pm
    i was logical brained. i cant c it going the other way at all
  123. Profile photo of lucebert
    lucebert Male 40-49
    1 post
    October 10, 2007 at 12:11 pm
    This is not a right-leftbrain test. It is just a shadow turning CLOCKWISE (there`s a perspective in the foot of the standing leg and the shadow of the foot shows when the leg is in the FRONT.) Because the dancer is a shadow you can choose to look at it turning backwards. I can for example look at it swiching the movement from left to right, in the front. But de figure moves clockwise!
  124. Profile photo of DudeGuy
    DudeGuy Male 13-17
    211 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 12:15 pm
    clockwise, but all the stuff it says is clockwise on the telegraph website isn`t me... lol
  125. Profile photo of TeHrussian
    TeHrussian Male 18-29
    490 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 12:17 pm
    lol braindamaged, glad you finally realized that. Now was the name calling necessary?

    Since the image is at about 10 frames per second, your brain is left to interpret what happens "between frames" so that it appears as a continous motion.

    Some things that worked for me so far to change directions: blinking really fast, concentrating on her legs, or just forcing your brain to see her spin the other way.

  126. Profile photo of this_be_me
    this_be_me Female 18-29
    68 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 12:19 pm
    I saw it change mid move. Like it skipped and almost stopped, then changed directions. This is got to be fake.
  127. Profile photo of Trizz
    Trizz Male 18-29
    1383 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 12:26 pm
    That is so confusing!
  128. Profile photo of obhwfgirl
    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
    582 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 12:38 pm
    Ha, I get it! At first I could only see clockwise, but try staring at the shadow. The trick is that for clockwise the extended leg is in front of the body when the shadow appears and for counter-clockwise the extended leg is in the back when the shadow appears. Try it!
  129. Profile photo of Musketeer
    Musketeer Male 40-49
    60 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 12:44 pm
    I only see nice tits
  130. Profile photo of GummyWurmz
    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
    1412 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 12:45 pm
    i saw counter..then clockwise.. just stare at the legs
  131. Profile photo of kcoffin
    kcoffin Female 40-49
    1 post
    October 10, 2007 at 12:53 pm
    Has anyone noticed:
    When you see her rotating clockwise, it appears that she is standing on (rotating about) her LEFT leg (and swinging her LEFT arm)
    and...when you see her rotating counter-clockwise, she appears to be rotating about her RIGHT LEG (swinging her RIGHT arm).
    I can switch views with a little effort while concentrating on her foot and trying to see it rotating the opposite way.
  132. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3256 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 12:54 pm
    100% bullpoo.
  133. Profile photo of CoFBunny
    CoFBunny Female 18-29
    171 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 1:01 pm
    I saw it counter clockwise first, then I wanted to see it the other way and I did. So I kept switching back and forth by choice.
  134. Profile photo of Toribor
    Toribor Male 18-29
    133 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 1:13 pm
    Wow, that is really amazing. It is a difficult illusion to manipulate. Very reminencent of the convex/concave box illusion.
  135. Profile photo of AfterDeath
    AfterDeath Male 13-17
    101 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 1:28 pm
    Clockwise all the way...
  136. Profile photo of monktoast
    monktoast Male 18-29
    263 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 1:35 pm
    i can control this because im used to it with car wheels. same idea. I practiced out of boredom whiel traveling, learning to shift the rotation that my eyes perceive. too bad it isnt useful in any way whatsoever.

  137. Profile photo of Sibbie
    Sibbie Female 18-29
    5 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:14 pm
    I can control it! At first i only saw it clockwise, but if you focus on the shadow og
    f the feet, you can sort of "turn it around". All though if I don`t focus its clockwise.
  138. Profile photo of 110691
    110691 Female 13-17
    47 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:25 pm
    she keeps changing direction!!

  139. Profile photo of satenya101
    satenya101 Female 18-29
    539 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:33 pm
    Counter-clockwise (logical?)
  140. Profile photo of MechBFP
    MechBFP Male 18-29
    813 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:33 pm
    I can switch between views, just took some practice on my part. Watch the leg and think of it was not going behind the other leg when it spins to the right but just spinning in front of the other one, like the person is doing a 1 foot twirl in order to change directions.
  141. Profile photo of aspireray
    aspireray Female 13-17
    1 post
    October 10, 2007 at 2:34 pm
    I can see both. If thos eof you who cans ee both want to control it, there are two meathods that work for me. say in your head when her rotating leg goes in front or behind, then reverse it and she`ll change direction after a while. also try watching the shadow.
    keri says:
  142. Profile photo of SweetCaro09
    SweetCaro09 Female 18-29
    59 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:38 pm
    how is she moving clockwise? i can`t get myself to see it that way at all. i must be too logical:-/
  143. Profile photo of sheeeeps
    sheeeeps Female 13-17
    429 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:49 pm
    how can anyone see that anything BUT clockwise?
    thats methed that.
  144. Profile photo of mluther
    mluther Male 13-17
    1023 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:51 pm
    i saw it going clockwise but I`m left brained.
  145. Profile photo of xxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxx Male 40-49
    15 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:59 pm
    I stared at it but all my will couldn`t make me see her spin clockwise. Then I realized that blinking a few times while concentrating on the rotation you want to see worked. I see that TeHrussian came to the same conclusion, so it has to be a good technique, just keed in mind that only you decide what you see.
  146. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
    2616 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:59 pm
    It`s not difficult to see it going both ways, but I initially saw her spinning counter-clockwise.
  147. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 2:59 pm
    If she`s twirling the opposite a clock does then she IS going counter clockwise. It`s impossible for it to be the other way around. You can`t do both at the same time.
  148. Profile photo of Kasu-Chan
    Kasu-Chan Female 18-29
    283 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:00 pm
    Every test I`ve ever taken has said I`m split right down the middle... I saw her going clockwise first, then blinked, and she was going counter. ^^; Once again, I reign supreme in neutrality!
  149. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:02 pm
    i can control it... so meh. does that mean i`m creative and logical, or i`m not creative nor logical?
  150. Profile photo of gabcab
    gabcab Male 13-17
    404 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:05 pm
    I`m creative hooray
    How can it move counter-clockwise? I really couldn`t see!
  151. Profile photo of omgitssam
    omgitssam Male 13-17
    384 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:06 pm
    i`m left brained apparently
  152. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
    3621 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:21 pm
    who is there a naked woman on my screen?
  153. Profile photo of precado999
    precado999 Male 18-29
    43 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:43 pm
    I can see it both ways it just takes a while to switch between clockwise and counter-clockwise
  154. Profile photo of sophiemichel
    sophiemichel Female 13-17
    217 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:55 pm
    Right-brained.. LOL
  155. Profile photo of sophiemichel
    sophiemichel Female 13-17
    217 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 3:58 pm
    And I`m trying to see her move anti-clockwise like some people say she is and I just can`t see how she could move counter clockwise! =P
  156. Profile photo of mzpoopy
    mzpoopy Female 13-17
    129 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:01 pm
    I can only see counter
  157. Profile photo of wizardharley
    wizardharley Male 13-17
    5 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:05 pm
    If i look away then look back she changes
  158. Profile photo of weirdgrrl
    weirdgrrl Female 30-39
    202 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:05 pm
    At first I saw her turn counter-clockwise, then I looked at just her feet and could see her go clockwise. For those of you who insist that it`s switching direction, or it`s only going one way and those of us who see it differently are nuts, you should read some of the previous comments more carefully. It is not "spinning" at all... it is a 2-D image without shading that is simply changing. Whether you perceive the leg as moving in front of her as it moves from right to left (c-clockwise) or as moving behind her as it moves from right to left (clockwise), determines which way you think she`s "spinning". And to the person who thinks the shadow "proves" that she`s spinning clockwise, that completely depends on where you assume the light source is located. So it`s a perfectly valid optical illusion. As to whether it`s a valid test of right brain vs left brain, I`m less sure.
  159. Profile photo of shinu
    shinu Male 18-29
    1387 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:08 pm
    i dont think it has anything to do with right or left brains. i think it just changes randomly which way it goes. its rigged. most people wont sit and stare at it for 5 minutes, but if they do, they see it change. its just a polygonal figure being rotated either way randomly. nothing to do with your brain.
  160. Profile photo of Piroteknix
    Piroteknix Male 18-29
    337 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:09 pm
    I saw it both ways by opening the image in Firefox and watching the animated Favicon.
  161. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:10 pm
    i can see it both ways
  162. Profile photo of JEsca84
    JEsca84 Male 18-29
    32 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:17 pm
    clockwise huh . . . weird
  163. Profile photo of hovalady411
    hovalady411 Female 18-29
    1262 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:19 pm
    I cant see how the dancer could spin in counter clockwise. I`ve watched for a while and she still dances clockwise.
  164. Profile photo of Loganp3
    Loganp3 Male 18-29
    112 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:20 pm
    both and i can switch fast between the both
  165. Profile photo of DeepFryer7
    DeepFryer7 Male 18-29
    100 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:20 pm
    So, basically this isn`t left/right brained, but an optical illusion? I`m a tad confused.
  166. Profile photo of JEsca84
    JEsca84 Male 18-29
    32 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:20 pm
    i can actually make it go what ever direction i want it to go i feel like god
  167. Profile photo of ilivethere
    ilivethere Male 18-29
    7 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:21 pm
    Actually left brain is creative and right brain is logical, i think. Meh I got conunter clockewise and im a lefty.
  168. Profile photo of LoonLeader
    LoonLeader Female 13-17
    106 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:23 pm
    Yeahhh... I think this is fake. At first, she was going counter-clockwise and there was just no way I could envision it any other way. Then she started going clockwise and I was like, WTF how was that ever going counter-clockwise? I just don`t see how. I mean, there is NO way.
  169. Profile photo of gtm138
    gtm138 Female 13-17
    17 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:26 pm
    okay... i already know that im left brained, but i saw it going clockwise... im confused. and i cant see how it can possibly be going the other way
  170. Profile photo of gtm138
    gtm138 Female 13-17
    17 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:31 pm
    okay... i completely agree with LoonLeader. i think that the animation changed.
  171. Profile photo of Fourth
    Fourth Male 18-29
    19 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:52 pm
    I can control which way she appears to be spinning.

    anyone else have this ability?

  172. Profile photo of Rivv
    Rivv Male 18-29
    5 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:55 pm
    Vikstar and a few others have it right. It`s just a 2-d image. If you want to check that, go to page four and look at the image posted there. The central image is the same one used for both directions. The difference between seeing it counter-clockwise or clockwise is in whether you believe the leg travels in front of the body from left to right (Counter-clockwise), or behind the body from left to right (Clockwise). The arms, breasts and hair are all as ambiguous, going in front or behind depending on which way you see it rotating.
  173. Profile photo of SillyMinnie
    SillyMinnie Female 18-29
    3 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 4:57 pm
    I seen it moving clockwise. I tried to see it moving the other way, I don`t think it`s possiable.
  174. Profile photo of Fourth
    Fourth Male 18-29
    19 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:00 pm
    the only problem is the reflection isn`t logically possible unless she`s traveling counter clockwise.

    ironic!

  175. Profile photo of ARC123
    ARC123 Female 13-17
    269 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:08 pm
    I was watching it a while and it started going counterclockwise!

    But it started clockwise, so I`m more creative?

  176. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:09 pm
    I can see it going both ways, this must mean that I am both creative and logical... wich fits into my life so well. I must be one of those super people...
  177. Profile photo of Dark_Dragon
    Dark_Dragon Female 13-17
    117 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:10 pm
    Isn`t this just an optical illusion? I don`t think it has anything to do with being right brained or left brained.

    I saw her going counter-clockwise, then she was going clockwise, and now I can`t see it going counter-clockwise.

  178. Profile photo of fisttoface
    fisttoface Male 13-17
    66 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:14 pm
    did anyone realize that every time you refresh the page, it goes the other direction?
  179. Profile photo of psychoman364
    psychoman364 Male 18-29
    372 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:15 pm
    I can see both...Once it started going one way, paused (loading error?) and then went the other way.
  180. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:20 pm
    I can`t find any consistent method to make it change direction. It always seems to happen when I`m focusing on the entire picture and not just the parts.
  181. Profile photo of itsgalf
    itsgalf Male 18-29
    93 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:22 pm
    It`s pretty easy to get it to change directions.

    For me, it always starts off going clockwise no matter what.

    To get it to change directions, stare at the reflection of the foot and it should be easier to imagine it spinning the opposite direction. Now when you look up, the whole image should be spinning the opposite way.

  182. Profile photo of sammyfish94
    sammyfish94 Female 13-17
    2 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:23 pm
    It`s pretty simple actually. The dancer herself is black, and appears to be either rotating one way or the other. If you take a moment to look at the dancer, then at the grey area above her, she will change directions. This is a common use of negative space. The opposite colors tend to make you assume things, but its really just your brain looking it at one way, or another. So it`s perfectly normal if it changes directions. That just ment that you looked away from it for a fraction of a second. To make the dancer go back to rotating the original time, look back at the area above and presto! I think it`s more of a logical thinking challenge then anything. Hope that makes sense! :)
  183. Profile photo of redroxcougar
    redroxcougar Female 13-17
    3 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:24 pm
    At first all I could see, she was going counter-clockwise (so apparently I`m lef-brained=logical) But after a little bit of concentration, I could see her going clock-wise. 8D
  184. Profile photo of Deadman3215
    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
    536 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:28 pm
    its easy, when her 2 legs match up there is no way of telling which way she is faced, but it has nothing to do with your brain because if you started watching it only through one eye, went back and tried again with the other eye from the start it would change
  185. Profile photo of piratepigz12
    piratepigz12 Female 13-17
    352 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:29 pm
    clockwise, creative
  186. Profile photo of NOFX14
    NOFX14 Male 18-29
    1141 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:31 pm
    i can see both
  187. Profile photo of thesupreme1
    thesupreme1 Male 13-17
    148 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:32 pm
    Saw both.

    Was like WDF. My brain couldn`t make up its mind. She was doing half turns lmao.

    She went Counter for a bit longer though.

    PAWNSOME

  188. Profile photo of piratepigz12
    piratepigz12 Female 13-17
    352 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:34 pm
    if you stare at it long enough it goes the other way, I think if you think of it as counter clockwise she`s leaping, otherwise she is just spinning on one foot
  189. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:38 pm
    WTF
    how can u people see both, its just going drating counter clockways
    Its not brain poo, its just fcuked over eyes or u dont know what way a clock turns
  190. Profile photo of artsyeditor
    artsyeditor Female 18-29
    1 post
    October 10, 2007 at 5:46 pm
    That is such a scam. It obviously changes direction from time to time.
  191. Profile photo of TapirUnge
    TapirUnge Female 18-29
    71 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:47 pm
    aparently I`m logic, but I don`t belive that description.. It`s easy to make her change direction (look at the other posts), but still.. I think it`s freaky, freaky, freaky!
  192. Profile photo of hihohobo
    hihohobo Male 13-17
    6 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:53 pm
    I see her legs going clockwise
    and the rest of her is going counter-clockwise

    Is this normal???

  193. Profile photo of Old_School
    Old_School Male 13-17
    55 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:54 pm
    D00D! i found out how to control it.. And if you look really closely, she is just swinging her leg side to side, and she is not actually spinning.. o_O
  194. Profile photo of EmoGangster
    EmoGangster Male 13-17
    184 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:55 pm
    omg. At first I saw it going clockwise, for liek 10 mins, and then I saw it omean personer-clockwise. Counterclockwise she seems to be doing some jumnp & turn as opposed to just turning with a foot out clockwise. That could be part of the trick?? Anyway, now I can`t see it clockwise again. Very cool!
  195. Profile photo of kevinz
    kevinz Male 13-17
    99 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 5:57 pm
    I look at it, see it, and think
    "There`s no way it could be going the other direction".

    A minute later, it is going in the opposite direction! Pretty cool.

  196. Profile photo of supersassyk8
    supersassyk8 Female 18-29
    403 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:02 pm
    psychoman it did that for me. It sort of hesitates and then switches direction like it`s loading up a new image sequence.

    and to the TOTAL GEEK on page 2 who said "it`s a *something* file, it cant be programmed"

    ... bite me. I don`t care I know what I meant and i meant the sequence the images appear in. It is not an Illusion, IT`S A PILE OF CRAP.

  197. Profile photo of supersassyk8
    supersassyk8 Female 18-29
    403 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:06 pm
    actually, changed my mind. It is an illusion. But I have decided I hate it, it really is a bag of poo.
  198. Profile photo of elisewishes8
    elisewishes8 Female 18-29
    1 post
    October 10, 2007 at 6:06 pm
    yea... totally fake... i saw it going only clockwise forever, then i came back and looked at it later... still clockwise then it stopped and started going the other way
  199. Profile photo of heavenlyMel
    heavenlyMel Female 18-29
    24 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:07 pm
    ha thats funny...i saw it clockwise and my dad saw it counter-clockwise
  200. Profile photo of kenny_f
    kenny_f Male 13-17
    1825 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:10 pm
    woa, it liked switched
  201. Profile photo of butta397
    butta397 Female 18-29
    175 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:16 pm
    she was moving counter-clockwise... then she started moving clockwise... and I couldn`t get it back to moving counter-clockwise... so I guess that means I`m sorta both but mostly right brained? Idk...
  202. Profile photo of blackliner45
    blackliner45 Female 13-17
    116 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:17 pm
    It goes both ways... hm, maybe I`m just special. :-)
  203. Profile photo of crazyguy24
    crazyguy24 Male 18-29
    552 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:19 pm
    I saw her going clockwise I can`t even see it counter.
  204. Profile photo of blckroses13
    blckroses13 Female 18-29
    18 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:30 pm
    i saw it going both ways, what does that mean?
  205. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
    1183 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:32 pm
    both ways
  206. Profile photo of Synhere
    Synhere Female 13-17
    3 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:38 pm
    I saw it go clockwise, then it switched to counterclockwise, then back, and etc.
    I don`t think this works. It just switches after a while.
  207. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1172 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:41 pm
    Is this a trick? Caus if I think about seeing it the other way and blink it switches...Doe sthe image actually change? My first way of seeing it was clockwise though.
  208. Profile photo of cherushii
    cherushii Female 13-17
    99 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:42 pm
    It kept changing on me... I guess I`m creative and logical?
  209. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1172 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:43 pm
    I think the image actually switches.
  210. Profile photo of lizzybee16
    lizzybee16 Female 18-29
    341 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:50 pm
    yeah, i can see her going both ways, you just have to think a little bit.
  211. Profile photo of rmn91
    rmn91 Male 13-17
    35 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:56 pm
    haha i got it going both ways and then i made it turn the foot counterclockwise while it was turning clckwise
  212. Profile photo of violingirl77
    violingirl77 Female 13-17
    1426 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 6:59 pm
    I saw it rotating clockwise.

    When I looked at the shadow then looked back at the dancer, I could see it counterclockwise.

  213. Profile photo of lexmex
    lexmex Female 18-29
    458 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 7:04 pm
    i don`t think it`s a trick because no matter what i did i couldnt see it going counterclockwise only clockwise...
    my mom could only see it counterclockwise

    it never changed for either of us

  214. Profile photo of Moop_stick
    Moop_stick Male 13-17
    64 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 7:12 pm
    It started going clockwise, then it started going counter clockwise! This is crazy.
  215. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
    1584 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 7:19 pm
    I saw it clockwise I`m creative! How does this work? Is it actualy rotating in both directions at the same time or something? How come if you laid a clock down at an angle like that you wouldnt be able to see it go in two directions?
  216. Profile photo of thxfrthmmrs
    thxfrthmmrs Female 13-17
    46 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 7:20 pm
    Wait! It says I`m right-brained, but I`m really better at math and science than creative things!! Or maybe it`s telling me something about myself that I don`t know!!
  217. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 7:30 pm
    The whole left-brained vs. right-brained and logic vs. creativity connection has absolutely no evidence...
  218. Profile photo of YinYang78
    YinYang78 Male 13-17
    876 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 7:31 pm
    right-brained! Creative!
  219. Profile photo of 2D-Gorillaz
    2D-Gorillaz Male 13-17
    180 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 7:34 pm
    i`m creative and logical
  220. Profile photo of HailSeitan
    HailSeitan Male 18-29
    43 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 7:40 pm
    i cant see it going any other way than counter clockwise... seriously, i tried.
  221. Profile photo of Tieka
    Tieka Female 13-17
    1 post
    October 10, 2007 at 7:41 pm
    1. this is a repost
    2. its not even true. it switches directions every minute or so. i didn`t time it or anything, but it does switch.
  222. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 7:44 pm
    yes it is a repost, but no, it doesn`t switch... just look at her feet, the lack of shading makes it so that she can be flipped backwards if you just think about it differently...
  223. Profile photo of mr_stache
    mr_stache Male 13-17
    133 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 7:54 pm
    THAT`S REALLY COOL! At first I saw counter-clockwise and couldn`t imagine how it could turn the other way. Then I focused really hard, and the dancer suddenly clicked and started spinning in the opposite direction.
  224. Profile photo of klkl
    klkl Male 13-17
    1725 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 8:12 pm
    i can c both like many others here..
  225. Profile photo of Old_School
    Old_School Male 13-17
    55 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 8:18 pm
    Ever one how says it switches is phuckin dumb... i can get it to switch any time i want =P. Just stair at the feet for awhile and it will switch.
  226. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1172 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 8:19 pm
    If you see clockwise. Look at the shadow. That should change it.
  227. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1172 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 8:24 pm
    I also found actually reading the caption caused it to switch back and forth as well...SO WEIRD!
  228. Profile photo of PoopaTroopa
    PoopaTroopa Male 13-17
    20 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 8:27 pm
    ITS A FAKE! it switches directions.
  229. Profile photo of Aqausixio
    Aqausixio Female 18-29
    1397 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 8:31 pm
    saw her counter clockwise
  230. Profile photo of overgamer435
    overgamer435 Male 13-17
    203 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 8:33 pm
    wow, i saw right first, had no idea how anyone can see it the other way, looked back, focused on the optical illusion on what could make it seem to be going the other way, i look away for a milisecond, and it changed! Repeated, it changed back!
  231. Profile photo of overgamer435
    overgamer435 Male 13-17
    203 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 8:37 pm
    lol i managed to do a neat trick. i made her move back and forth every time she turned for a few seconds. It`s basically a state of mind. If you find the illusion, it`s pretty simple to master it.
  232. Profile photo of karenina
    karenina Female 13-17
    192 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 8:49 pm
    The secret is in the ankle of the stationary foot. Because you can only see the silhouette, the foot goes either behind or in front of the ankle from there, the dancer takes the form of your mind`s illusion of the ankle. It is easier for me to see her turning to the left.
  233. Profile photo of itsgalf
    itsgalf Male 18-29
    93 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 8:50 pm
    When she is rotating clockwise, you imagine that her right foot is the foot that is up.

    When she is rotating counterclockwise, you imagine that her left foot is the foot that is up.

    The fact that the reflection of her foot is there and that it is on a white background is the key to getting it to change at whim.

  234. Profile photo of slushy50254
    slushy50254 Male 13-17
    151 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 8:50 pm
    both... o_0
  235. Profile photo of PoopaTroopa
    PoopaTroopa Male 13-17
    20 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 8:55 pm
    No! the animation changes and the rotation changes from clockwise to counter clockwise...just stare at it long enuf, as in 1-2 minutes
  236. Profile photo of LissieRae06
    LissieRae06 Female 18-29
    11 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:08 pm
    I don`t know if anyone else has mentioned this in 10 pages of comments, but if you can only see it going in one direction, try blocking everything out except the stationary foot. Just watch that foot and it will look like it`s only doing a half circle going back and forth. It`s easier to convince yourself it`s making a full circle in the opposite direction that you usually see it in by just watching the foot, then once you have the path in your head you can look at the full picture and it will be rotating the direction you want.
  237. Profile photo of Mogulman
    Mogulman Male 18-29
    295 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:22 pm
    i can see both too... does that mean im both?! yay.
  238. Profile photo of GeMiNi0587
    GeMiNi0587 Female 18-29
    173 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:27 pm
    saw it both ways but saw it going to the left first i highly doubt that im the logical type...
  239. Profile photo of rosie51391
    rosie51391 Female 13-17
    223 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:29 pm
    i see both
  240. Profile photo of CrepesOWrath
    CrepesOWrath Male 18-29
    124 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:35 pm
    I see her doing a cartwheel
  241. Profile photo of CptObvious
    CptObvious Male 13-17
    285 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:51 pm
    First it was going creative, then I started saying ``I`m a logical person, everything has to make sense, I can`t invent things, I wont beleive anything unless it`s proven, etc.`` and BOOM. It changed. Then off I went ``I`m a creative person, I love to beleive things, I love to invent things and invent different ways to do things, etc.`` and it changed back to clockwise. Cool, I tricked my own brain :)
  242. Profile photo of poke321
    poke321 Male 13-17
    447 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 9:59 pm
    i saw both first i saw it was right after i was looking at the TV then she went counter clock wise weird
  243. Profile photo of poke321
    poke321 Male 13-17
    447 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:00 pm
    oh i fount the secret first its right then after a while she hits the floor with her foot then she changes to counter clock wise
  244. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:07 pm
    right bained, clockwise
  245. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:09 pm
    LOL! I figured out how to make her change direction!!!
  246. Profile photo of Jesus_Wey
    Jesus_Wey Male 18-29
    238 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 10:28 pm
    come on. its not a left-right brain test. its just an optical illusion. put your hand or finger in front of your face, band rotate it any way you want, just dont look at it, and the dancer will rotate the way your finger does.
  247. Profile photo of MagicMoose
    MagicMoose Male 13-17
    623 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:05 pm
    lol i can make it change i r a wizard!
    i saw it clockwise, just gotta look at where the legs pass each other, and pretend its going in front the other leg if that makes sense...
  248. Profile photo of MagicMoose
    MagicMoose Male 13-17
    623 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:07 pm
    and apparently everyone else is a wizard too
  249. Profile photo of weirdgrrl
    weirdgrrl Female 30-39
    202 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:10 pm
    OMG... I can`t believe people are continuing to post comments that this is a fake and that the image actually changes direction. Don`t you people bother reading the previous posts? There are plenty of people by now who have explained the nature of the moving 2-D image and how to make your brain see it going in the opposite direction. Just read back a little and look at it again with an open mind. It is an honest optical illusion, not some animation trick.
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  250. Profile photo of quick_sand8
    quick_sand8 Female 40-49
    466 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:12 pm
    Hey, I saw it Both ways also!!!!!
  251. Profile photo of tjahill2002
    tjahill2002 Female 18-29
    30 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:22 pm
    i saw it both ways but my first way was clockwise. if you look down and watch her feet out of the corner of your eye and think she is going counter clockwise and look up she is. and vice versa. i can control it just by doing that it`s easy as pi. at clockwise she looks like she is straight up. counter clockwise it looks as if you are looking up at her.
  252. Profile photo of omgitzmeex3
    omgitzmeex3 Female 18-29
    57 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:36 pm
    Of course you can see both ways. You do use both sides of your brain, but what counts is which way/brain use is more dominant.
  253. Profile photo of BlueAdept
    BlueAdept Male 18-29
    75 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:49 pm
    I saw it switch, but it took staring at it a little to do it. I`m gonna practice though, to see if I can make it so I can switch what part of the brain I`m using at a given time.

    That`d be pretty sweet.

  254. Profile photo of Toolslip25
    Toolslip25 Male 18-29
    16 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:49 pm
    yep i see it both ways...takes me a sec...usually have to look at the foot
  255. Profile photo of BlueAdept
    BlueAdept Male 18-29
    75 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 11:54 pm
    ha it`s getting easier to make it switch! my plan is working!

    Soon I`ll be using 15% of my brain, instead of 10%! Take that!

  256. Profile photo of PC-Player
    PC-Player Male 18-29
    129 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 12:12 am
    I don`t understand how this test shows the dominant hemisphere.
    Information received by right eye goes into the left hemisphere and left eye is connected to the right hemisphere. However, simply closing one eye won`t make it rotate differently.
    This seems like a poor test to me...
  257. Profile photo of cmanatlan
    cmanatlan Male 13-17
    602 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 12:17 am
    I can make it go back and forth but when i turn it on it`s clockwise.
  258. Profile photo of mlemlo
    mlemlo Female 18-29
    32 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 12:26 am
    I`ve read five pages of explanations and spent a half hour staring at this stupid picture and I still only see it going clockwise. Dx
  259. Profile photo of PontaFanta
    PontaFanta Female 13-17
    230 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 12:29 am
    I cant see it going clockwise!
  260. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 12:33 am
    i saw it move both way...this proves that i am even brained
  261. Profile photo of Myles87
    Myles87 Male 18-29
    4 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 12:35 am
    the best way to get her to switch directions is to cover her whole body with your hand and just leave the legs

    from there its just a matter of which way to swinging leg is moving around the still leg....if (when the legs meet) you see you see the swinging leg as going behind the still leg, try and imagine it actually going in FRONT of the still leg or vice versa, that should help switch the direction

  262. Profile photo of CeeJM
    CeeJM Female 18-29
    92 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 12:54 am
    It went clockwise. I didn`t see it go both ways. But I already knew I was right brained.
  263. Profile photo of Usernameless
    Usernameless Male 18-29
    41 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 1:09 am
    I get exactly how it works but what I don`t get is how does this tells you what brain type you are. It went clockwise for me at first and then it went counter-clockwise after a while and so on and so on.(thats not my explanation on how it works that was just what happened for me, so no telling me I`m wrong)
  264. Profile photo of diegotx
    diegotx Male 18-29
    239 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 1:14 am
    I heard that if you see it go both ways it means that you are gay.
  265. Profile photo of holy_wombat
    holy_wombat Male 18-29
    4 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 1:16 am
    For those who can only see it one way, try staring at the text right under her until it switches. Worked for me. Also for more fun, stare at the foot she would be standing on and try to see it as oscillating rather than rotating. Freaky.
  266. Profile photo of IMGAY4REALZ
    IMGAY4REALZ Male 18-29
    80 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 1:23 am
    this is faux-phsychology at it`s finest
  267. Profile photo of baseball7390
    baseball7390 Male 13-17
    3 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 1:30 am
    lame. its random. refresh the page and it goes the other way.
  268. Profile photo of aloony
    aloony Female 13-17
    5 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 1:38 am
    Er...this doesn`t tell anyone anything because the figure is switching back and forth. It`s not your brain doing it, the person is actually switching.
  269. Profile photo of bccseahawkz
    bccseahawkz Male 13-17
    204 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 1:52 am
    I DID IT!!! i can telepathically make the stripper turn the other way!!
  270. Profile photo of loljessifa
    loljessifa Female 18-29
    264 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 2:19 am
    That`s rubbish.
    I refreshed and she was going the other way..
  271. Profile photo of Out4aTwist
    Out4aTwist Female 13-17
    16 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 2:54 am
    left brainn.It took me awhile to see it clockwise, then it tookk me awhile to see it counter again. thats pretty crazy.
  272. Profile photo of paramecium
    paramecium Female 18-29
    268 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 4:13 am
    She keeps switching!

    Im sure this is fixed...

  273. Profile photo of paramecium
    paramecium Female 18-29
    268 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 4:14 am
    loljessifa: "I refreshed and she was going the other way.."

    I didnt even need to refresh, she just kept switching.

  274. Profile photo of __Tigger__
    __Tigger__ Male 30-39
    108 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 5:03 am
    It is NOT RANDOM.... it is an animated .gif... it is an image that cannot be setup to be random.

    If you chill out and spend more than 2 seconds with it you can see both directions... follow the leg sweeping around... then visualise it going in the other direction and I assure you you will eventually be able to make it switch directions as you want to.

    It`s not a matter of the image suddenly going in the other direction, it`s a matter of perceiving the leg and arm being at the front or the back.

  275. Profile photo of phoenix6
    phoenix6 Female 18-29
    407 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 5:20 am
    Grrr....cant get her to move clockwise! Im happy though, i wanted logical anyway :P
  276. Profile photo of Sephrenia
    Sephrenia Female 13-17
    74 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 7:54 am
    I can see both....
  277. Profile photo of hoobaga
    hoobaga Male 18-29
    123 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 7:59 am
    i saw it counter-clockswise, tried my best to see it clockwise and failed. then i saw it clockwise, tried my best to see it counter clockwise, i failed.
  278. Profile photo of TheShape
    TheShape Male 30-39
    568 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 8:37 am
    If you take your finger and move it with her foot in the opposite direction you see her turn, you`ll see her going the other way. BTW first saw her moving clock-wise.
  279. Profile photo of MechBFP
    MechBFP Male 18-29
    813 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 9:23 am
    "yea... totally fake... i saw it going only clockwise forever, then i came back and looked at it later... still clockwise then it stopped and started going the other way" You are such a moron.
  280. Profile photo of cookii
    cookii Female 18-29
    1299 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 9:59 am
    Wierd, i find the one on IAB goes counter clockwise eaiier, and it takes longer to get it to switch, but the one on the link by benjbenj goes clockwise easier than counter. maybe its got something to do with the white or black backgrounds
  281. Profile photo of cookii
    cookii Female 18-29
    1299 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 10:15 am
    OMG wierd, if you scroll down and stare at her legs for a while, taking the shadow into account, it looks like shes not spinning, just swinging her leg... does this mean i dont have a brain...
  282. Profile photo of thaylok
    thaylok Male 30-39
    1 post
    October 11, 2007 at 11:25 am
    I actually saw both. At first I saw the figure`s side nearest me rotating from my left to my right (Assume from Top down this to be anti-clockwise). then after looking down the page, and looking up, I saw what appeared to be the opposite.
    I`m just a balanced individual.
    I assume it has more to do with when you first see the character, and what you perceive to be the "front"
  283. Profile photo of Myxgyglplx
    Myxgyglplx Male 30-39
    223 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 11:25 am
    This is pretty cool. I can make her change direction at will. Suppose she`s moving clockwise (creative). Look at the numbers (favorites, emailed, rating) above the image and add them together. She will change direction because you have engaged your left hemisphere to do the math. To make her move clockwise, look at (and focus your mind on) the contrast of the colors in one of the banner ads on the page. This engages your right hemisphere and the dancer rotates accordingly.

    It`s a matter of whether you see her raised leg pass in front of her or behind her on a rotation. There is no animation or perspective trickery involved.

  284. Profile photo of Myxgyglplx
    Myxgyglplx Male 30-39
    223 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 11:28 am
    ^^ Actually, singing a song or humming a tune works better than looking at color contrasts.
  285. Profile photo of DarkProdigy
    DarkProdigy Male 18-29
    474 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 12:36 pm
    Creative. Lulz.
  286. Profile photo of franny
    franny Female 18-29
    97 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 1:25 pm
    Yeah it moves both ways for me.
  287. Profile photo of Hansbo
    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 1:48 pm
    Actually there is a prespective trick involved. Notice the hair. When the hair is facing you, you can`t see if it`s the face or the hair (print screen, anyone?). Another way to control her is to focus a bit to the left of the computer (or maybe right?) for a while, untill it begins to look as if she`s just swinging her leg and not turning at all.
  288. Profile photo of keadams
    keadams Male 18-29
    31 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 2:17 pm
    wiggy. I can make myself see it both ways. If I see it one way, just look away (w/ the picture still in view) and think about it going the other way and it will
  289. Profile photo of Liky
    Liky Male 18-29
    14 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 2:37 pm
    I must be an idiot because the only direction I can see is CLOCKWISE!!! How can I be CREATIVE when I CAN`T EVEN SEE THINGS FROM ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE?
    To those who claim that when the figure appears anti-clockwise, she appears standing on the RIGHT LEG?? How can that pivoting leg be a RIGHT LEG?? From the position the leg sticks out from the body and the shape of the leg, it still looks a left leg after an hour staring at it!!!
    OMG... SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN
  290. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
    1623 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 4:10 pm
    i think it has something to do with how many "frames per second" you can acknowledge (reflexes and stuff). since i have insane reflexes it is not possible for me to see it rotating another way than clockwise.
  291. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1002 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 4:10 pm
    I see clockwise.
    But I have no idea how you see counter-clockwise...
  292. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2782 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 4:15 pm
    LMAO I CAN FEEL MY BRAIN SWITCH!!! I`D CHANGE IT BY WILL. FIRST I SEE IT GOING ONE WAY THAT I SWITCH IT GOING THE OTHER WAY!!!

    I`M A NERD...

  293. Profile photo of zomgimonfire
    zomgimonfire Female 18-29
    582 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 4:35 pm
    i close my eyes and it changes O_O
  294. Profile photo of runeguy37
    runeguy37 Male 13-17
    121 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 4:58 pm
    I can make it switch by focusing on the outstretched foot and consciously telling myself which direction its going.
  295. Profile photo of exit_light
    exit_light Male 13-17
    194 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 5:16 pm
    but, i can see both
  296. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 5:20 pm
    Woah.. that`s weird.
    At first, I saw it clockwise and I was like, "so, I`m creative."
    But then, I thought how would they see it spinning counter-clockwise? And then I saw both!
    Confusing.
  297. Profile photo of Evilsock
    Evilsock Male 13-17
    28 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 5:35 pm
    no matter what i did i cant make it go counter clockwise lol,, weird
  298. Profile photo of monkey1910
    monkey1910 Male 13-17
    2 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 5:45 pm
    Wow, its weird i can change which way it spins :|
  299. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
    1584 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 5:49 pm
    All i cant control it at all no matter ow many times i looka t it try to add the nnumbers or anything it stays the same. Clockwise.
    Maybe if i do my math homework and look at it it will change.
    Stupid Math and those equations with 3 factors.
  300. Profile photo of sophiemichel
    sophiemichel Female 13-17
    217 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 6:02 pm
    weirdgrrl - Your post was excellent =D I was trying to see it move counter-clockwise and just couldn`t see it.. I didn`t think it was impossible, just couldn`t work it out. Thanks.
  301. Profile photo of The_Spaz13
    The_Spaz13 Female 13-17
    2 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 6:17 pm
    ahh this makes my brain hurt. but i noticed that if you stare at the legs, when she is going counter-clockwise her left leg is swinging, and when she is going clockwise her right leg is swinging.
    it keeps changing back and forth for me.
  302. Profile photo of StapleMeElmo
    StapleMeElmo Male 18-29
    1029 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 7:00 pm
    `huh.. i saw it going both ways. i`d look at it, then after a while it`d turn the other way..... is that normal? o.O`

    Same here, I`m like "Dude is this just how you percieve it?" but I dunno, maybe it`s just the brain. Hey wait-- So it`s logical that she is going counter-clockwise and you have to be creative to think she`s going clockwise? That`s f*cking lame.

  303. Profile photo of StapleMeElmo
    StapleMeElmo Male 18-29
    1029 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 7:02 pm
    Left is math, right has something to do with words or whatever.
  304. Profile photo of bsm
    bsm Male 18-29
    64 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 7:20 pm
    odd, I`m getting my doctorate in mathematics right now and I can`t seem to see it moving counter-clockwise, looks like need to find a new area of study...
  305. Profile photo of gorgokid333
    gorgokid333 Male 13-17
    227 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 7:21 pm
    all i see is a woman swaying her leg back and worth.
  306. Profile photo of bsm
    bsm Male 18-29
    64 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 7:29 pm
    bah, finally got it going clockwise, but I think I still should reconsider :P
  307. Profile photo of wilkels04
    wilkels04 Female 13-17
    20 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 7:42 pm
    I got my brother down here and we definitely saw it going opposite ways at the same time. I can make it go counter, but most of the time it`s just clockwise for me. Which is weird, because I am definitely way more logical.
  308. Profile photo of asila
    asila Female 13-17
    2 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 8:03 pm
    Try looking at it at a 90 degrees angle. for me it used to turn clockwise all the time but when i did that it turned counter after a few seconds. I think im going crazy. HELP ME!
  309. Profile photo of asila
    asila Female 13-17
    2 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 8:05 pm
    great. now im obsessed with finding out how this works. :-|
  310. Profile photo of omgitssam
    omgitssam Male 13-17
    384 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 8:20 pm
    holy crap this has a lot of comments
  311. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 8:33 pm
    This is RAD!
  312. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 8:42 pm
    Holy hell, what`s really trippy is to copy the image and open a couple of them side by side. DAMN That Bakes the Noodle.
  313. Profile photo of Overmann
    Overmann Male 18-29
    2600 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 8:57 pm
    Counter-clockwise. My attempts to persuade her to rotate the other way have ended in stubborn failure.
  314. Profile photo of hiddenid958
    hiddenid958 Male 30-39
    34 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 9:00 pm
    I.. I just cant see her going counter clock wise. I`ve been watching this thing all the way through scrubs trying to figure it out...
  315. Profile photo of Overmann
    Overmann Male 18-29
    2600 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 9:01 pm
    Scratch that. Not only do I see both ways, I can visually alter her direction at will.
  316. Profile photo of hottiechika5
    hottiechika5 Female 13-17
    128 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 9:35 pm
    I stared at it too but could only see clockwise..
  317. Profile photo of agentzero141
    agentzero141 Male 18-29
    1 post
    October 11, 2007 at 10:08 pm
    If you stare at the "whole picture", the black and the shadow, you will most likely see it going counter-clockwise. If you just ignore the shadow, it will go clockwise. Try covering up the shadow, and then try focusing on the shadow. The results will be different.
  318. Profile photo of GrnApples
    GrnApples Female 13-17
    1 post
    October 11, 2007 at 10:13 pm
    If you look at her shadow it is easier to make her go counter-clockwise or clockwise. You just have to concentrate on which way you want her shadow to go then look up at the dancer and it will be going that way.

    Weird!

  319. Profile photo of SilentxEm
    SilentxEm Female 60-69
    670 posts
    October 11, 2007 at 11:20 pm
    Looking at the shadow makes me see it the other way, although every time I look at it afresh, it`s clockwise.
  320. Profile photo of iluvbunnies
    iluvbunnies Female 13-17
    7 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 12:16 am
    You can just look at the bottom left corner to see it anti-clockwise. But then it turns back...
  321. Profile photo of bochamockado
    bochamockado Male 18-29
    580 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 12:31 am
    It`s all in her outstretched leg. Depending on whether you see it as her left leg or right leg depends on which way she is turning. If you perceive it as her left, she is spinning to the left. Same with right. I can switch between the two at will.
  322. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 12:43 am
    Wow WTF?

    First it was left then after i looked away it was right.

  323. Profile photo of pinhead2020
    pinhead2020 Male 18-29
    1 post
    October 12, 2007 at 1:17 am
    If you need help figuring this out Check out these explanations I came up with to help explain what was going on to a mate.
    Read the explained jpeg first, then whatch the 2 edited gifs to show the ballerina spinning in either direction.
    Explained
    Anti-clockwise
    Clockwise
    :-)
  324. Profile photo of sketchinme
    sketchinme Male 60-69
    3 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 1:41 am
    dude she starts by going counterclockwise and changes to clockwise halfway through, over and over again.
  325. Profile photo of GloryTo
    GloryTo Female 18-29
    83 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 6:56 am
    I saw it going both ways... but now I can only see it going counter-clockwise. Crazy.
  326. Profile photo of niftyness
    niftyness Female 30-39
    1 post
    October 12, 2007 at 7:35 am
    I worked it out - have a look at the shadow of the moving foot. Tell yourself that it appears when the foot is moving BEHIND the body - hey presto, she appears to spin anti-clockwise. Now watch the shadow and tell yourself that it`s appearing when the foot is moving IN FRONT of the body - hey presto, she appears to spin clockwise.

    It`s a great optical illusion - remember that because she`s a 2D image, she`s not actually spinning - it`s just a series of images.

    And for those who say "the animation`s rigged", my DH and I were looking at it at the same time, and while I was saying she was changing direction, all he could see was clockwise.

  327. Profile photo of annabanna1
    annabanna1 Female 13-17
    19 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 3:05 pm
    first i saw it going anti-clockwise then when i stared at it it went clockwise and i couldn`t get it to go the other way again
  328. Profile photo of NumbuhZero
    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
    878 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 4:36 pm
    Clock-wise.
    Yeah!
  329. Profile photo of krazyfreak58
    krazyfreak58 Female 13-17
    245 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 5:23 pm
    i can see both LOL
  330. Profile photo of theRam
    theRam Male 13-17
    166 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 6:06 pm
    i normally saw it clockwise only, but if i covered up everything but the legs (feet too) i could switch it
  331. Profile photo of full_of_rage
    full_of_rage Female 13-17
    299 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 6:33 pm
    After starring at is for a couple minutes I could see it going both ways, but origanially I saw it going clockwise.
  332. Profile photo of PayN8tention
    PayN8tention Male 18-29
    907 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 6:50 pm
    I think it depends on at what point did you see the image. Some people may have clicked the link and noticed the spinning image a bit later than others, getting different results. I doubt this has anything to do with someone being left or right brained. Both solutions are logical, both solutions take just as much creative insight.
  333. Profile photo of BlondeStar_
    BlondeStar_ Female 13-17
    7 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 7:04 pm
    I can see both...meh.
  334. Profile photo of Rakuru
    Rakuru Male 13-17
    59 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 7:37 pm
    I opened up two or three and the animation started flashing artifacts, stuttering, and switching spin direction every 2 seconds, which is strange because when I had one open I had to wait a long long time for it to switch direction. And they go opposite ways at the same time. Someone else should try it out.

    I would call it fake if some people didn`t say that when they watched it with someone else they saw it different directions, so I don`t know. I don`t see how it could appear to go in both directions when there`s the hair/face side and the back/breast side like someone said.

  335. Profile photo of desie
    desie Female 18-29
    576 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 9:23 pm
    Apparently, I`m creative.
    Which is funny because I`m not.

  336. Profile photo of desie
    desie Female 18-29
    576 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 9:24 pm
    Dang it now she`s going the other ways.
  337. Profile photo of Animeshunn
    Animeshunn Male 13-17
    17 posts
    October 13, 2007 at 12:55 am
    i can basically control it at free will now since ive been looking at it for 10 mintes straight XDD

  338. Profile photo of sunglasses
    sunglasses Female 13-17
    46 posts
    October 13, 2007 at 1:18 am
    Mwuahaha....I`m the master of the ballerina. :-D

    Anyway, before you start ranting about how this thing is rigged or complaining about the whatnot and the hoo-wha, try actually reading the commments. I read all 14 pages of comments (boredom of course) and have found many execelent explanations on how to force to see both ways and the so on and the so forth. Sadly, I can`t give everyone recognition on explain (but if you did, you have my thanks!) but one good explanation I found was on pg 13 from pinhead2020 (I picked this out mainly because it had many good visuals and I`ve heard most people including myself are visual learners). Check out his post and and bunch of others too and it shouldn`t be that hard to control it. AND IT`S NOT RIGGED! Below is a screenshot of the pic:

    See that dangling leg? You can either say that that leg in the front of or behind the other leg that is straight down

  339. Profile photo of sunglasses
    sunglasses Female 13-17
    46 posts
    October 13, 2007 at 1:23 am
    Understand? :-) You can switch thinking that as the pic rotates. This is what others meant by that it is a 2-D pic with no shading or depth. I hope this helps. I`m not sure whether or not I`ve explained it well enough. ^-^;;

    One question though: How come people say that it is always rotating clockwise even when they see it go counter? Couldn`t it be also always rotating counterwise but we just see it going clockwise? :-/

    Have fun controlling black naked women! ^-^

  340. Profile photo of kmcco75
    kmcco75 Female 13-17
    4 posts
    October 13, 2007 at 9:32 am
    That is so fake -.- It actually changes directions after a certain ammount of time.
  341. Profile photo of Lt-UnReaL
    Lt-UnReaL Male 13-17
    2 posts
    October 13, 2007 at 1:52 pm
    I`ve been staring at this for 15 minutes, and no matter how much I try, I can`t see her moving clockwise, it`s CLEARLY counter-clockwise...
    Her body is moving in a circle, going to the left, every part of her moves LEFT, how can it be the other direction??? WTF
  342. Profile photo of X3katie
    X3katie Female 13-17
    18 posts
    October 13, 2007 at 7:47 pm
    wait......


    ...what?

  343. Profile photo of JazzyPiano
    JazzyPiano Female 18-29
    993 posts
    October 13, 2007 at 8:18 pm
    I originally saw it clockwise, then I forced myself to see it the other way.
    Trippy
  344. Profile photo of thereforeiam
    thereforeiam Female 18-29
    241 posts
    October 13, 2007 at 10:37 pm
    Ehh...no matter what I can only see it going one way...
  345. Profile photo of smassi
    smassi Female 13-17
    203 posts
    October 13, 2007 at 10:59 pm
    right-brained. but i finally figured out how to see it moving counter-clockwise. the right (our right) leg is either in front of or behind the dancer and i saw it behind so i assumed she was moving clockwise.
  346. Profile photo of pandapo0h
    pandapo0h Female 18-29
    242 posts
    October 13, 2007 at 11:11 pm
    clockwise.. at first i could see both.. but now i can`t even try to imagine counter-clockwise. haha.
  347. Profile photo of Kittycat101
    Kittycat101 Female 13-17
    150 posts
    October 14, 2007 at 1:12 am
    WOW THAT IS SO COOL!!!! i can train myself to see her going didnt directions!! i was sitting there going clockwise....counter-clockwise....clockwise....counter-clockwise.. it was purty cool ^_- i had to get past which way clockwise went first :D LOL for those ppl like me out there Clockwise=turning to the right counter-clockwise=turning to the left Adeu!
  348. Profile photo of Liky
    Liky Male 18-29
    14 posts
    October 14, 2007 at 10:26 am
    Pinhead!! Thanks man you saved me from much agony.. ALL THOSE WHO STILL CAN`T SEE CHECK OUT PINHEAD`S GIF IMAGES ON PAGE 13
  349. Profile photo of chloe32090
    chloe32090 Female 13-17
    33 posts
    October 14, 2007 at 5:28 pm
    At first I saw it going counter clockwise, and couldn`t see how it wasn`t. Then I called my sister and mom in to look at it, and they both saw it going clockwise. Then I looked back and it was going clockwise, but my mom said it had changed to counter-clockwise! It`s very strange. Now I can`t make it go back to counter-clockwise.
  350. Profile photo of Cameo1107
    Cameo1107 Female 18-29
    9 posts
    October 14, 2007 at 5:32 pm
    It switched on me if I looked away. Headache!
  351. Profile photo of alexisnicole
    alexisnicole Female 18-29
    22 posts
    October 14, 2007 at 6:05 pm
    definitely both ways. I tried to make it go the other way by changing perspective and looking at different parts.
  352. Profile photo of terrierfan
    terrierfan Female 18-29
    41 posts
    October 14, 2007 at 7:01 pm
    I saw it both ways
  353. Profile photo of bubblegum333
    bubblegum333 Female 13-17
    4 posts
    October 14, 2007 at 8:57 pm
    ahh wtf. i can`t see her going clockwise even if i try realllly hard. but i already knew that i`m completely left-brained so it makes sense i guess...
  354. Profile photo of Lola911RN
    Lola911RN Female 40-49
    1 post
    October 14, 2007 at 9:23 pm
    I can change it at will, so what...? split brain?incomplete dominance of one hemisphere over the other?
  355. Profile photo of kmkinluv
    kmkinluv Female 13-17
    23 posts
    October 15, 2007 at 8:46 pm
    ...keeps switching. scary.
  356. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
    1398 posts
    October 16, 2007 at 12:05 am
    Why the hell did it have to be a naked woman? That`s disgusting.
    And apparently I`m left brained.
  357. Profile photo of phantomnal
    phantomnal Male 18-29
    1 post
    October 16, 2007 at 12:13 am
    I am totally able to control it now it took me like 5 minutes but I can do it every time i try now.
  358. Profile photo of jhonmayer1
    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
    1289 posts
    October 16, 2007 at 12:48 am
    i can switch the ways i see it...
  359. Profile photo of Tankity
    Tankity Male 30-39
    358 posts
    October 16, 2007 at 8:46 pm
    I can spin her either way at will...
    *flexes brain*
  360. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
    943 posts
    October 16, 2007 at 9:09 pm
    right brained!
    thats wierd i can`t see the going counter-clockwise.
  361. Profile photo of Alex1432
    Alex1432 Male 13-17
    1 post
    October 16, 2007 at 9:45 pm
    I don`t know what most of you people are thinking. When it switches directions, a different leg is spinning around. I personally believe it randomly chooses to switch and play whichever direction. Notice how it always changes when the woman lands on her foot.
  362. Profile photo of swankdat
    swankdat Female 13-17
    85 posts
    October 17, 2007 at 2:13 am
    i could switch the way it spins by looking at her legs than looking up.
  363. Profile photo of danni_maycox
    danni_maycox Female 13-17
    3 posts
    October 17, 2007 at 10:20 am
    i first seen it going anti clockwise and at first i couldnt see it the other way, but if you turn your head to the side and concentrate on seeing it the other way then look out of the corner of your eye and she will have switched then slowly turn your head back and she will be going the other way!
  364. Profile photo of ToxicPunk
    ToxicPunk Male 13-17
    320 posts
    October 17, 2007 at 10:43 am
    Mine kept changing from clockwise to anti-clockwise
  365. Profile photo of Caprikorn28
    Caprikorn28 Female 18-29
    52 posts
    October 17, 2007 at 8:37 pm
    i saw both. if you look at the reflection of her foot you can see that she is actually going counter clockwise, but if you merely look at the main figure it appears that she is going clockwise.
  366. Profile photo of Caprikorn28
    Caprikorn28 Female 18-29
    52 posts
    October 17, 2007 at 8:40 pm
    if you are trying to see how someone could see the opposite of what you saw, just try and picture that when the one you are seeing is facing away from you that she is actually facing towards you, and you will see her going the other way, if you did this correctly that is.
  367. Profile photo of justcuz356
    justcuz356 Female 13-17
    1 post
    October 17, 2007 at 11:23 pm
    i can see both. i don`t know how it works but i know how to switch views - whatch the shadow only and you should be able to switch when you want. its weird.
  368. Profile photo of KrazyKenny
    KrazyKenny Female 13-17
    27 posts
    October 18, 2007 at 12:08 pm
    it goes both ways! this is a scam.
  369. Profile photo of candykitty
    candykitty Female 13-17
    13 posts
    October 19, 2007 at 6:01 pm
    Okay. I tried EVERYTHING that the people on this thing suggested to make it turn the other way. I`ve stared at it for AGES, trying all those things.

    IT HASN`T WORKED YET. @_________@;;;;;;

    No matter what I try, it still turns friggin` CLOCKWISE. I must be creative. D8``` NOOOOOOOO -shot-

  370. Profile photo of unintrasting
    unintrasting Female 18-29
    1121 posts
    October 19, 2007 at 8:25 pm
    i saw her doing both. One second shes going one way i look away and look ack and shes going the other way.. I already took a better version of this quiz and it said im both left and right brained.. Yay!
  371. Profile photo of xDDitsmee
    xDDitsmee Female 18-29
    266 posts
    October 20, 2007 at 1:26 pm
    Wow... I first saw her going clockwise, then I looked down and back up and BAM! counterclockwise. Fun stuff.
  372. Profile photo of gainentrance
    gainentrance Female 18-29
    4 posts
    October 20, 2007 at 6:12 pm
    I can look at it going one way, then lower my eyes so that I can only see the extended foot trailing around, then will myself to switch directions. Try it!
  373. Profile photo of sammyfish94
    sammyfish94 Female 13-17
    2 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 2:11 am
    you guys!!! its easy peasy.!!
    the black of the girl makes her move
    the second that you look at the white area or grey area she changes directions

    it`s noo real test
    just more of a test to see how much you skim the entire area. silllly!

  374. Profile photo of llamakilla0
    llamakilla0 Female 13-17
    230 posts
    October 22, 2007 at 2:49 pm
    im rightbrained, i guess?
  375. Profile photo of xxLindzxx
    xxLindzxx Female 13-17
    6 posts
    October 23, 2007 at 4:08 pm
    Both Ways!! Haha took me about 10-15 mins. I just twirled my hand around clockwise/anti-clockwise and after a second or two, the dancer followed..wierd! :P
  376. Profile photo of aznsunchiq
    aznsunchiq Female 18-29
    45 posts
    October 24, 2007 at 9:52 pm
    umm...what if i saw both?
  377. Profile photo of gigglygiggle
    gigglygiggle Male 18-29
    222 posts
    October 26, 2007 at 9:44 am
    **MIND BOGGLE ALERT!!!**

    I saw it both ways.

  378. Profile photo of bagge
    bagge Female 18-29
    1 post
    October 27, 2007 at 3:24 pm
    For me she doesn´t turn all the way around in one direction, she goes right then left then rigt and left and so on. Maybe my brain can´t figure out, which brain to use??
  379. Profile photo of funfan0317
    funfan0317 Female 13-17
    19 posts
    October 29, 2007 at 4:08 am
    oh my god im creative.and logic.i saw it goning to the right once i opened it again i saw it going to the left i guest im lucky ^^
  380. Profile photo of GOLDENGIRL
    GOLDENGIRL Female 18-29
    3 posts
    October 29, 2007 at 5:53 pm
    if u saw it both ways u are confused
  381. Profile photo of Jujubean3333
    Jujubean3333 Female 13-17
    300 posts
    October 29, 2007 at 7:22 pm
    she switches directions, so i got both....
  382. Profile photo of reznor
    reznor Female 18-29
    1 post
    November 3, 2007 at 9:06 pm
    Yeah. If you watch it for a while without blinking, she switches legs, but it`s a pretty smooth transition. So if you blink, you won`t see it.
    Lammee. ;(
  383. Profile photo of snukatoof
    snukatoof Male 18-29
    58 posts
    November 7, 2007 at 2:07 am
    Kinda pisses me off when the `logical` rotation makes no sense, considering the shadow of the raised leg shows up in the foreground while she`s rotating clockwise.
  384. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    November 8, 2007 at 3:21 pm
    "If she`s twirling the opposite a clock does then she IS going counter clockwise. It`s impossible for it to be the other way around. You can`t do both at the same time."

    I take back what I said. I can make her move back and forth at will. I am about 50/50 left and right brained. At the time I was thinking too critically, so she could ONLY move counter-clockwise. Then I looked at it again with music in my head and she managed to go clockwise.

  385. Profile photo of Diam
    Diam Male 13-17
    2 posts
    November 15, 2007 at 12:17 pm
    This has nothing to do with being left or right brained. This is simply an optical illusion.

    EVERY frame the animation consists of is an optical illusion, the leg may seem to point towards you, her face may seem like its looking to your side, but it can look like the exact opposite aswell.

    The way it seems to you first is how your brain interprets it and thats the way it carries on moving. NO TRANSITION, only a few frames you interpret in some way with no connection to being left-right brain sided.

    In a way shes moving to both directions at the same time, whatever you want.

  386. Profile photo of LADT25
    LADT25 Female 18-29
    19 posts
    November 17, 2007 at 3:42 pm
    This really makes my brain hurt and i agree that it has nothing to do with left and right brainedness.
    To see it change direction for me, i just covered everything except the far left side so i could just see the hand go on screen every so often. Then i just imagined it coming in from the front and going back and she was going clockwise, then imagined it coming from the back and going forward so it was going anti(counter)clockwise.
    I think it is to do with perspective but i don`t know how to explain it and i think everyone else should stop trying coz they SUCK at it.
    :-)
  387. Profile photo of Catyren
    Catyren Female 13-17
    9 posts
    November 26, 2007 at 5:51 am
    this is really clever!! i see how it works cause it loaded real slow and depending on the way you look at it you can see it going both ways, really cleverly drawn, i saw it going clockwise first, but it went both ways for me =P
  388. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
    1408 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 9:04 pm
    Holy mack, I saw both ways....And I`m completely sober. ~_~
  389. Profile photo of ghostofme
    ghostofme Male 18-29
    516 posts
    December 16, 2007 at 3:44 pm
    I can see both. What a weird sensation.
  390. Profile photo of ImNoGod
    ImNoGod Male 18-29
    1149 posts
    December 24, 2007 at 9:04 am
    I had to save the picture to my computer to view it, and it keeps switching between clockwise and counter clockwise. Does that mean I am both creative and logical? Or neither :)
  391. Profile photo of Abacab2112
    Abacab2112 Male 18-29
    433 posts
    December 24, 2007 at 11:55 am
    It was clockwise at first glance, but if you stare at her foot and then look up, she`ll start going the opposite way.
  392. Profile photo of icelover
    icelover Female 13-17
    215 posts
    December 24, 2007 at 6:58 pm
    right brained!
  393. Profile photo of citruspinman
    citruspinman Male 70 & Over
    169 posts
    December 25, 2007 at 5:19 pm
    im creative, it was spinning like, fast
  394. Profile photo of vballplaya13
    vballplaya13 Female 13-17
    14 posts
    January 4, 2008 at 6:37 pm
    yeah, after reading other peoples` comments, i was able to see it both ways. pretty cool,
  395. Profile photo of jigsaw11
    jigsaw11 Male 18-29
    1 post
    January 8, 2008 at 2:15 am
    To clarify, this has absolutely nothing to do with the rightbrain leftbrain stuff. The direction of the spin is dictated by the initial position you believe to be viewing the model: Looking down at the model -> clockwise
    Looking up at the model -> counter-clockwise
    You can make them switch directions on a dime.
  396. Profile photo of Dooked
    Dooked Male 18-29
    516 posts
    January 18, 2008 at 4:55 pm
    Both
  397. Profile photo of paulmvr
    paulmvr Male 18-29
    89 posts
    March 2, 2008 at 12:48 am
    I can control which way it turns. All you have to do is focus on the text beneath it:

    "If you see dancer rotating clockwise, you are right-brained (creative), counter-clockwise, left-brained (logical)."

    If you focus on that, the dancer will switch direction.

  398. Profile photo of golly939
    golly939 Female 13-17
    1 post
    March 30, 2008 at 4:15 am
    it switches i swear it is fake
  399. Profile photo of stewe
    stewe Male 13-17
    45 posts
    April 17, 2008 at 7:38 pm
    blast i see both left and right:-?
  400. Profile photo of no_need
    no_need Female 18-29
    465 posts
    May 13, 2008 at 10:34 am
    I focussed on the arms, and pictured whether they were behind or in front of her depending on which way I wanted her to turn. Not too hard to control.
  401. Profile photo of GuesssWho
    GuesssWho Female 13-17
    57 posts
    June 22, 2008 at 3:49 pm
    HOW could it be seen as counter-clockwise?
  402. Profile photo of Chrisdude92
    Chrisdude92 Male 18-29
    159 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 8:27 pm
    i think if you look at the reflection of her foot going around you can switch from creative to logical.
  403. Profile photo of chalky
    chalky Male 13-17
    15 posts
    July 2, 2008 at 11:47 pm
    damn its annoying when i know people are trying to figure out which way is clockwise, so they can say they`re creative...whats wrong with being logical anyway? i saw go both ways as well...wooo best of both!
  404. Profile photo of petey112
    petey112 Male 13-17
    358 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 3:33 pm
    in the future.... on August 8 2008 it will still be popular.....

    IT STILL IS!

  405. Profile photo of kickass9
    kickass9 Male 13-17
    176 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 11:04 pm
    What the hell. For me its started out as going clock-wise but then it switched? and then it went back and then switched and so on...
  406. Profile photo of cjpbishop
    cjpbishop Male 13-17
    11 posts
    September 14, 2008 at 5:56 pm
    i can convert it how ever i want too, my brain figured out how it works, and can switch it back and forth on command
  407. Profile photo of ilogboy
    ilogboy Male 30-39
    1 post
    September 17, 2008 at 8:01 pm
    Concentrate on the reflection of the foot closer to the ground... you will see it going both ways... at first I see it going clockwise and had a hard time looking at it going counter-clockwise... enjoy!
  408. Profile photo of ilovetristan
    ilovetristan Female 18-29
    662 posts
    September 27, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    I can only see it as going clockwise. D:
    I`m an artist, so it makes sense.. but still.
    How is it possible to see it going the other way?
  409. Profile photo of Jujubean3333
    Jujubean3333 Female 13-17
    300 posts
    October 1, 2008 at 8:03 pm
    i was alternating her rotation by command and i kept thinking that her legs were switching, like her right leg would be up, then her left leg and it switched as i alternated... its amazing how that works.
  410. Profile photo of DeviousCat
    DeviousCat Female 18-29
    31 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 8:50 pm
    The trick is that her body and her leg on the ground are rotating at the same time.
  411. Profile photo of spookybee
    spookybee Female 30-39
    190 posts
    November 28, 2008 at 9:30 pm
    1st look was counter clockwise. so i`m logical than creative. Kinda wish i was more creative than logical.
  412. Profile photo of dumdum_17
    dumdum_17 Female 13-17
    10 posts
    February 10, 2009 at 7:51 am
    clockwise
  413. Profile photo of gamerdude94
    gamerdude94 Male 13-17
    404 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 8:54 pm
    I`m logical. Which makes sense. I`m always thinking logically.
  414. Profile photo of Bridget49
    Bridget49 Female 13-17
    231 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 5:29 pm
    She keeps SWITCHING!
  415. Profile photo of Kayteaface
    Kayteaface Female 13-17
    133 posts
    May 11, 2009 at 6:23 pm
    Clockwise
  416. Profile photo of Starfall
    Starfall Male 18-29
    71 posts
    May 18, 2009 at 8:23 pm
    she`s naked. :P
  417. Profile photo of izzylovesian
    izzylovesian Female 18-29
    87 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 11:22 am
    if you look at the foot she is sticking out she will change direction
  418. Profile photo of VictoriaIAB
    VictoriaIAB Female 13-17
    88 posts
    June 8, 2009 at 3:25 am
    my forst was creative, but after watching her for a couple seconds i realized that if i look away and switch her rotation while i look at the description instead of her, i can switch her all i want =]

    im creative, but i logically figured out that i can flip her with my superior intelligence =] haha!

    --now i can continue with my plan to take over the freakin` world!!!!!

    SUPERIOR INTELLIGENCE!
    WATCH OUT HOMIE!!!

  419. Profile photo of Mysecretside
    Mysecretside Female 13-17
    18 posts
    June 19, 2009 at 10:47 pm
    I saw clockwise then counter clockwise.Ive been told I was both anyways.
  420. Profile photo of brunettebabe
    brunettebabe Female 13-17
    5 posts
    June 21, 2009 at 8:58 pm
    counter..i saw it clockwise for like 2 seconds after awhile but then it changed back to counter for the rest of the time i watched.
  421. Profile photo of screamokid1
    screamokid1 Male 13-17
    10 posts
    August 2, 2009 at 7:50 pm
    Whenever I blink it changes directions.. Wtf?
  422. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
    3621 posts
    August 22, 2009 at 9:03 am
    No matter what i do i only see her going clockwise =P I WANNA SEE HER GOING COUNTER. now it feels like im missing out on something
  423. Profile photo of xtkm1x
    xtkm1x Male 13-17
    432 posts
    October 25, 2009 at 2:47 pm
    If you scroll all the way down, except her shadow reflecting on the bottom of the picture, it looks like she`s spinning the opposite direction..
  424. Profile photo of hoolahawk
    hoolahawk Male 30-39
    205 posts
    November 6, 2009 at 8:31 am
    Wow amazed that people are still commenting on this one since I posted it ages ago :)

    Actually I remember that the original full article says that it is the direction you FIRST see spinning that is the one that you should go off as for most people it will change direction once you stare at it long enough :)

  425. Profile photo of carla_234
    carla_234 Female 30-39
    31 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 12:29 am
    yay it swiches back and forth
  426. Profile photo of JanaP
    JanaP Female 18-29
    10 posts
    January 22, 2015 at 3:02 am
    the similar brain test: https://en.piixemto.com/brain-test/

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