22 June 2010

Freaky



Which way is that cat turning?  Close your eyes and imagine it turning the other way, and it reverses direction.

(h/t Richard Wiseman)

8 comments:

  1. I can't get it to change direction.

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  2. Cool, it's like the commonly seen dancer one. If you have trouble changing direction try viewing it in your peripheral vision by looking below the image. You should be able to 'control' it's direction then.

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  3. The old right hemisphere/left hemisphere trick.

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  4. OK, I've usually been pretty good at the old right/left shift as regards positive/negative space, and can see this change direction.

    This still seems odd. Are we SURE that the graphic isn't actually changing direction?

    just askin'

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  5. I've tried all the tricks for this one, and I've never been able to see it change direction.

    I've noticed while processing PET images that the MIP always looks like the patient has situs inversus, and I don't know if it is an artifact of the software or due to the fact that I can't get this particular trick to switch in my brain.

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  6. Those things are always fun. I can change it back and forth without having to close my eyes.

    I had one of the woman and Fireguy just could not change the direction on it.

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  7. I can get it to rock back and forth by turning my head from right to left or by looking only with my right eye and turning my head. With only the left eye, sometimes is changes direction and sometimes it doesn't. Weird!

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  8. yup. It goes both ways ....every few seconds.

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