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Shift in focus

POSTED BY Jessica Lennard on Feb 9, 2012

Look at the image below is the dancer spinning clockwise or counterclockwise? 

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While this may seem like a simple question and it may seem obvious to you which direction the dancer is spinning would it surprise you to find out that many people see it spinning the other direction?  I came across this old article implying it is a test of your right vs left brain but regardless of the science I found it fascinating how with a shift in focus and change in perspective I was eventually able to make it start spinning the other way. 

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Feb 23, 2012 at 11:23am

This is so weird! I see it both ways but I can't force it to change, it just happens when i look away and back again.

Christina

Feb 13, 2012 at 10:24am

I immediately saw it spinning clockwise. But no matter how long I stare at it, I don't see it turn in the opposite direction as Mark mentioned below. I always knew I was more Right-brained. Guess this proves it. :-)

Mark

Feb 12, 2012 at 10:41am

Aaaaagh! If I look at the heel for a few seconds, I can make it change. And it is freaking me out too.

Julian

Feb 9, 2012 at 2:06pm

This is freaking me out