The Right Brain vs Left Brain Test

Submitted by: hoolahawk 9 years ago in Quizzes

If you see dancer rotating clockwise, you are right-brained (creative), counter-clockwise, left-brained (logical).
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Female 10
the similar brain test: https://en.piixemto.com/brain-test/
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Female 31
yay it swiches back and forth
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Male 205
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 :)

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Male 432
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..
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Male 3,619
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
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Male 10
Whenever I blink it changes directions.. Wtf?
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Female 5
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.
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Female 18
I saw clockwise then counter clockwise.Ive been told I was both anyways.
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Female 88
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!!!

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Female 87
if you look at the foot she is sticking out she will change direction
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Male 71
she`s naked. :P
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Female 133
Clockwise
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Female 231
She keeps SWITCHING!
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Male 404
I`m logical. Which makes sense. I`m always thinking logically.
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Female 10
clockwise
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Female 188
1st look was counter clockwise. so i`m logical than creative. Kinda wish i was more creative than logical.
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Female 31
The trick is that her body and her leg on the ground are rotating at the same time.
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Female 299
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.
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Female 662
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?
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Male 1
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!
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Male 11
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
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Male 176
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...
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Male 357
in the future.... on August 8 2008 it will still be popular.....

IT STILL IS!

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Male 15
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!
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Male 159
i think if you look at the reflection of her foot going around you can switch from creative to logical.
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Female 57
HOW could it be seen as counter-clockwise?
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Female 465
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.
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Male 45
blast i see both left and right:-?
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Female 1
it switches i swear it is fake
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Male 89
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.

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Male 516
Both
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Male 1
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.
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Female 14
yeah, after reading other peoples` comments, i was able to see it both ways. pretty cool,
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Male 169
im creative, it was spinning like, fast
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Female 215
right brained!
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Male 432
It was clockwise at first glance, but if you stare at her foot and then look up, she`ll start going the opposite way.
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Male 1,149
[quote]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?[/quote] Or neither :)
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Male 516
I can see both. What a weird sensation.
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Female 1,407
Holy mack, I saw both ways....And I`m completely sober. ~_~
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Female 9
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
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Female 19
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.
:-)
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Male 2
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.

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Female 1,984
"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.

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Male 58
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.
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Female 1
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. ;(
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Female 299
she switches directions, so i got both....
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Female 3
if u saw it both ways u are confused
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Female 19
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 ^^
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Female 1
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??
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Male 222
**MIND BOGGLE ALERT!!!**

I saw it both ways.

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Female 45
umm...what if i saw both?
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Female 6
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
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Female 230
im rightbrained, i guess?
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Female 2
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!

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Female 4
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!
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Female 266
Wow... I first saw her going clockwise, then I looked down and back up and BAM! counterclockwise. Fun stuff.
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Female 1,120
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!
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Female 13
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. @[email protected];;;;;;

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

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Female 27
it goes both ways! this is a scam.
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Female 1
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.
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Female 52
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.
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Female 52
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.
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Male 320
Mine kept changing from clockwise to anti-clockwise
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Female 3
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!
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Female 85
i could switch the way it spins by looking at her legs than looking up.
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Male 1
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.
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Female 943
right brained!
thats wierd i can`t see the going counter-clockwise.
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Male 358
I can spin her either way at will...
*flexes brain*
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Male 1,289
i can switch the ways i see it...
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Male 1
I am totally able to control it now it took me like 5 minutes but I can do it every time i try now.
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Female 1,398
Why the hell did it have to be a naked woman? That`s disgusting.
And apparently I`m left brained.
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Female 23
...keeps switching. scary.
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Female 1
I can change it at will, so what...? split brain?incomplete dominance of one hemisphere over the other?
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Female 4
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...
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Female 41
I saw it both ways
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Female 22
definitely both ways. I tried to make it go the other way by changing perspective and looking at different parts.
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Female 9
It switched on me if I looked away. Headache!
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Female 33
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.
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Male 14
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
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Female 150
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!
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Female 242
clockwise.. at first i could see both.. but now i can`t even try to imagine counter-clockwise. haha.
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Female 203
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.
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Female 241
Ehh...no matter what I can only see it going one way...
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Female 993
I originally saw it clockwise, then I forced myself to see it the other way.
Trippy
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Female 18
wait......


...what?

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Male 2
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
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Female 4
That is so fake -.- It actually changes directions after a certain ammount of time.
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Female 46
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! ^-^

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Female 46
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

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Male 17
i can basically control it at free will now since ive been looking at it for 10 mintes straight XDD

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Female 576
Dang it now she`s going the other ways.
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Female 576
Apparently, I`m creative.
Which is funny because I`m not.

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Male 59
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.

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Female 7
I can see both...meh.
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Male 907
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.
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Female 299
After starring at is for a couple minutes I could see it going both ways, but origanially I saw it going clockwise.
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Male 166
i normally saw it clockwise only, but if i covered up everything but the legs (feet too) i could switch it
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Female 245
i can see both LOL
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Female 878
Clock-wise.
Yeah!
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Female 19
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
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Female 1
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.

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Female 83
I saw it going both ways... but now I can only see it going counter-clockwise. Crazy.
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Male 3
dude she starts by going counterclockwise and changes to clockwise halfway through, over and over again.
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Male 1
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
:-)
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Male 994
Wow WTF?

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

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Male 580
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.
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Female 7
You can just look at the bottom left corner to see it anti-clockwise. But then it turns back...
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Female 670
Looking at the shadow makes me see it the other way, although every time I look at it afresh, it`s clockwise.
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Female 1
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!

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Male 1
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.
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Female 128
I stared at it too but could only see clockwise..
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Male 2,605
Scratch that. Not only do I see both ways, I can visually alter her direction at will.
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Male 34
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...
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Male 2,605
Counter-clockwise. My attempts to persuade her to rotate the other way have ended in stubborn failure.
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Male 3,431
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.
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Male 3,431
This is RAD!
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Male 384
holy crap this has a lot of comments
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Female 2
great. now im obsessed with finding out how this works. :-|
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Female 2
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!
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Female 20
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.
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Male 64
bah, finally got it going clockwise, but I think I still should reconsider :P
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Male 227
all i see is a woman swaying her leg back and worth.
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Male 64
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...
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Male 1,029
Left is math, right has something to do with words or whatever.
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Male 1,029
`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.

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Female 2
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.
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Female 217
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.
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Male 1,584
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.
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Male 2
Wow, its weird i can change which way it spins :|
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Male 28
no matter what i did i cant make it go counter clockwise lol,, weird
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Female 2,552
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.
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Male 194
but, i can see both
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Male 121
I can make it switch by focusing on the outstretched foot and consciously telling myself which direction its going.
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Female 582
i close my eyes and it changes O_O
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Male 2,781
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...

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Female 1,002
I see clockwise.
But I have no idea how you see counter-clockwise...
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Male 1,623
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.
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Male 14
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
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Male 31
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
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Male 901
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.
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Female 97
Yeah it moves both ways for me.
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Male 474
Creative. Lulz.
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Male 223
^^ Actually, singing a song or humming a tune works better than looking at color contrasts.
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Male 223
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.

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Male 1
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"
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Female 1,299
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...
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Female 1,299
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
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Male 813
"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.
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Male 569
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.
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Male 123
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.
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Female 74
I can see both....
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Female 407
Grrr....cant get her to move clockwise! Im happy though, i wanted logical anyway :P
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Male 108
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.

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Female 268
loljessifa: "I refreshed and she was going the other way.."

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

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Female 268
She keeps switching!

Im sure this is fixed...

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Female 16
left brainn.It took me awhile to see it clockwise, then it tookk me awhile to see it counter again. thats pretty crazy.
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Female 264
That`s rubbish.
I refreshed and she was going the other way..
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Male 204
I DID IT!!! i can telepathically make the stripper turn the other way!!
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Female 5
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.
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Male 3
lame. its random. refresh the page and it goes the other way.
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Male 80
this is faux-phsychology at it`s finest
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Male 4
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.
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Male 239
I heard that if you see it go both ways it means that you are gay.
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Male 41
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)
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Female 92
It went clockwise. I didn`t see it go both ways. But I already knew I was right brained.
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Male 4
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

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Female 1,492
i saw it move both way...this proves that i am even brained
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Female 230
I cant see it going clockwise!
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Female 32
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
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Male 602
I can make it go back and forth but when i turn it on it`s clockwise.
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Male 129
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...
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Male 75
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!

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Male 16
yep i see it both ways...takes me a sec...usually have to look at the foot
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Male 75
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.

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Female 57
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.
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Female 30
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.
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Female 466
Hey, I saw it Both ways also!!!!!
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Female 202
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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Male 623
and apparently everyone else is a wizard too
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Male 623
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...
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Male 238
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.
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Male 1,371
LOL! I figured out how to make her change direction!!!
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Male 1,371
right bained, clockwise
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Male 447
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
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Male 447
i saw both first i saw it was right after i was looking at the TV then she went counter clock wise weird
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Male 285
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 :)
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Male 124
I see her doing a cartwheel
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Female 222
i see both
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Female 173
saw it both ways but saw it going to the left first i highly doubt that im the logical type...
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Male 295
i can see both too... does that mean im both?! yay.
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Female 11
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.
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Male 20
No! the animation changes and the rotation changes from clockwise to counter clockwise...just stare at it long enuf, as in 1-2 minutes
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Male 151
both... o_0
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Male 93
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.

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Female 192
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.
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Male 203
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.
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Male 203
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!
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Female 1,397
saw her counter clockwise
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Male 20
ITS A FAKE! it switches directions.
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Female 1,172
I also found actually reading the caption caused it to switch back and forth as well...SO WEIRD!
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Female 1,172
If you see clockwise. Look at the shadow. That should change it.
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Male 55
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.
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Male 1,725
i can c both like many others here..
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Male 133
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.
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Male 1,204
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...
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Female 1
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.
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Male 43
i cant see it going any other way than counter clockwise... seriously, i tried.
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Male 180
i`m creative and logical
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Male 876
right-brained! Creative!
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Female 15,763
The whole left-brained vs. right-brained and logic vs. creativity connection has absolutely no evidence...
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Female 46
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!!
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Male 1,584
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?
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Male 64
It started going clockwise, then it started going counter clockwise! This is crazy.
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Female 458
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

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Female 1,426
I saw it rotating clockwise.

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

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Male 35
haha i got it going both ways and then i made it turn the foot counterclockwise while it was turning clckwise
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Female 341
yeah, i can see her going both ways, you just have to think a little bit.
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Female 1,172
I think the image actually switches.
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Female 99
It kept changing on me... I guess I`m creative and logical?
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Female 1,172
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.
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Female 3
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.
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Male 1,182
both ways
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Female 18
i saw it going both ways, what does that mean?
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Male 552
I saw her going clockwise I can`t even see it counter.
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Female 116
It goes both ways... hm, maybe I`m just special. :-)
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Female 175
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...
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Male 1,825
woa, it liked switched
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Female 24
ha thats funny...i saw it clockwise and my dad saw it counter-clockwise
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Female 1
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
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Female 403
actually, changed my mind. It is an illusion. But I have decided I hate it, it really is a bag of poo.
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Female 403
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.

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Male 99
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.

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Male 184
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!
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Male 55
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
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Male 6
I see her legs going clockwise
and the rest of her is going counter-clockwise

Is this normal???

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Female 71
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!
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Female 1
That is such a scam. It obviously changes direction from time to time.
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Female 1,470
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
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Female 352
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
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Male 148
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

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Male 1,141
i can see both
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Female 352
clockwise, creative
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Male 536
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
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Female 3
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
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Female 2
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! :)
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Male 93
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.

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Female 3,562
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.
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Male 372
I can see both...Once it started going one way, paused (loading error?) and then went the other way.
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Male 66
did anyone realize that every time you refresh the page, it goes the other direction?
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Female 117
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.

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Male 10,440
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...
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Female 269
I was watching it a while and it started going counterclockwise!

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

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Male 19
the only problem is the reflection isn`t logically possible unless she`s traveling counter clockwise.

ironic!

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Female 3
I seen it moving clockwise. I tried to see it moving the other way, I don`t think it`s possiable.
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Male 5
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.
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Male 19
I can control which way she appears to be spinning.

anyone else have this ability?

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Female 17
okay... i completely agree with LoonLeader. i think that the animation changed.
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Female 17
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
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Female 106
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.
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Male 7
Actually left brain is creative and right brain is logical, i think. Meh I got conunter clockewise and im a lefty.
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Male 32
i can actually make it go what ever direction i want it to go i feel like god
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Male 100
So, basically this isn`t left/right brained, but an optical illusion? I`m a tad confused.
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Male 112
both and i can switch fast between the both
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Female 1,262
I cant see how the dancer could spin in counter clockwise. I`ve watched for a while and she still dances clockwise.
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Male 32
clockwise huh . . . weird
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2,767
i can see it both ways
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Male 337
I saw it both ways by opening the image in Firefox and watching the animated Favicon.
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Male 1,386
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.
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Female 202
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.
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Male 5
If i look away then look back she changes
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Female 129
I can only see counter
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Female 217
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
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Female 217
Right-brained.. LOL
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Male 43
I can see it both ways it just takes a while to switch between clockwise and counter-clockwise
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Male 3,619
who is there a naked woman on my screen?
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Male 384
i`m left brained apparently
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Male 404
I`m creative hooray
How can it move counter-clockwise? I really couldn`t see!
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Male 1,204
i can control it... so meh. does that mean i`m creative and logical, or i`m not creative nor logical?
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Female 283
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!
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Female 1,984
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.
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Male 2,616
It`s not difficult to see it going both ways, but I initially saw her spinning counter-clockwise.
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Male 15
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.
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Male 1,023
i saw it going clockwise but I`m left brained.
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Female 429
how can anyone see that anything BUT clockwise?
thats methed that.
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Female 59
how is she moving clockwise? i can`t get myself to see it that way at all. i must be too logical:-/
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Female 1
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.
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Male 813
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.
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Female 538
Counter-clockwise (logical?)
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Female 47
she keeps changing direction!!

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Female 5
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.
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Male 263
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.

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Male 101
Clockwise all the way...
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Male 133
Wow, that is really amazing. It is a difficult illusion to manipulate. Very reminencent of the convex/concave box illusion.
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Female 171
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.
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Male 3,255
100% bullpoo.
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Female 1
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.
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Female 1,412
i saw counter..then clockwise.. just stare at the legs
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Male 60
I only see nice tits
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Female 582
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!
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Male 1,383
That is so confusing!
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Female 68
I saw it change mid move. Like it skipped and almost stopped, then changed directions. This is got to be fake.
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Male 490
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.

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Male 210
clockwise, but all the stuff it says is clockwise on the telegraph website isn`t me... lol
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Male 1
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!
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Male 946
i was logical brained. i cant c it going the other way at all
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Female 305
I can only see clockwise. Im creative?
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Male 239
both...i looked at it saw it was clockwise then opened this, looked back and its counter-clockwise
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Male 73
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
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Female 579
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?

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Male 31
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
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Female 4,376
i saw it going both butthen when i loked really close it was obvious she was going to the right
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Male 988
i see both. Uh-oh.
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Male 102
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.
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Female 43
It switches between both.
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Female 285
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.
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Male 1,406
Love moving it back and forth. When I look at it at first, I see it going clockwise. Heh.
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Female 367
i absolutely cannot see it turning clockwise. Apparently going to an engineering school has sucked all the creativity out of me :(
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Male 140
im both
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Male 1,039
(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

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Male 719
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.)
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Male 306
weird...I saw it clockwise...then it changes to counter-clockwise....I`m both creative and logical...
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Female 148
WTF?!?!?1 NOW SHES GOING CLOCKWISE!
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Female 148
IT ONLY GOES COUNTER CLOCKWISE!!?!?!? i wanna see it go clockwise!!
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Male 1,162
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.
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Male 22
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???
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Male 72
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
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Male 80
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.
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Male 1,425
Actually yeah if you focus on the womans raised leg you can get it to move both ways.
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Male 452
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
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Male 1,425
I say it moves counter-clockwise. Indeed I am logical.
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Male 870
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.)