Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Right Brain .... Left Brain?

This is really interesting little video.
It is an optical illusion video, that claims to suggest that the viewer is either right or left brain dominant, depending on which direction you see the dancer spinning.
Have a look then scroll down to see what I saw.....

I saw her spin only left to right, clockwise. Hmmmm, I did Bachelor of Creative Arts at uni in visual arts. and I am very, very bad at maths.
Try as I might I was not able to spin her the other direction.

However, my Network Engineer husband also saw her turn clockwise only.
My Son, 4 and 1/2 years old, saw clockwise too.

Not sure what I think of the claim, but it is interesting.


lisaalber said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! This video is interesting. Me: right-brained. I sent a linked to my sisters as an experiment. They're in computer science and finance, respectively.

Virginia said...

This is really interesting... I saw her moving clockwise and could not force myself to see her going the other way. I'm a dancer by profession, I've always been and artist and my university background is in English lit so I'm fairly right brained I guess. I'd be really interested to hear if anyone saw her going counter-clockwise?

Katewillknit said...

I could only see her going clockwise. I've seen something similar before, but could get her to change direction.

Ryan said...

There is no doubt in my mind that this is fake. Because of how the dancer is standing you can clearly see witch side of her is the front, left right and back at all times. the spinning motion can not be misinterpreted because we can tell when the front is facing us then facing to the right and then away. The dancer is too detailed to have an optical illusion work. I am an art major in college and never had a math course over algebra.