Thursday, April 10, 2008

Putting a New Spin on Things

Click on the picture to the left to go check out an intriguing puzzle: which way is Isis spinning? Supposedly, that depends on which side of your brain is taking the lead in processing the information coming in through your eyes. If you see her moving clockwise, you're supposedly using the creative side of your brain; if you see her moving counter-clockwise, you're supposedly using the logical side. If, like me, you can see it both ways, changing the direction as you concentrate on the figure, you're schizophrenic...

No, not really. It's supposed to indicate that both hemispheres are strongly developed.

Whether there's anything to it or not, it's still an intriguing visual puzzle.

5 comments:

Tredekka said...

Seems to me that it goes clockwise until about thirty or forty seconds in, switches briefly to counterclockwise, then quickly switches back and stays clockwise. This test is nowhere near as reliable as the vending machine fortune teller fish I love so much. Who else would I trust with relationship advice except a sliver of red plastic film shaped like a trout?

Janice said...

Someone sent this to one of my email lists a few months ago. I discovered that if I concentrated on the silhouette's left foot, I could make it appear to spin the other way.

cliff said...

Ah, but which foot is the left foot is dependent on which way the figure is turning!... (I knew which one you meant, though...)

Of course, when it comes to insightful analysis, I never trust anything except a Magic 8 Ball or a Ouija board.

Lanny said...

Does anyone else see her doing a handstand, or is it just me?

Brett Brooks said...

If I look at the top of her body, she is spinning clockwise. The lower half of her body is going counter-clockwise.