Spinning cat illusion

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Lothiriel, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Clockwise (right brain dominant)

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  2. Counterclockwise (left brain dominant)

    3 vote(s)
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  3. Both

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  1. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Which way does it spin for you?
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    ???

    not supposed to say here am I
     
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  3. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    For people confused by the 'both' (I can do that now)

     
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  4. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First glance ws counter clockwise and I had a bit of difficulty getting my brain to see it as clockwise until I blinked a few times. I like to make optical things change direction...
     
  5. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another tip:
    I found it was easiest for me to start by pausing it when the cat is facing directly forward/backward, as it's easier for my brain to switch from the mirror images that looked like they had the least amount of depth to me. Then, I was able to do it without pausing by focusing just on the hind legs, and forcing myself to think that the leg I saw as being nearest to me was farthest. That's the thing that worked for me at least. Was starting to suspect it was a joke to get people to stare at a clockwise spinning cat all day. XD
     
  6. mikki717

    mikki717 My Drug of Choice- Chickens

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    So I am right brain dominant... but right handed, left eyed. [​IMG]Hmmm a mystery!!

    Actually no. I know why I am wierd!
     
  7. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this a real test? Mine kept changing direction. It started out going to the left (counter clockwise) and then changed to clockwise?!
     
  8. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    left, which doesnt make sense because i am left handed and should be right side dominant
     
  9. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Counterclockwise and then clockwise and then some left to right in a half circle.
     
  10. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Indeed it is!

    It's funny because I was showing my family and my mom and sister could only see it go clockwise. My little sister saw it go clockwise, and then it suddenly changed to counterclockwise. Me? I saw it go counterclockwise for the longest time, and then it went clockwise. And then back and forth, like chickened said, in a half circle.
     

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