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Would be Watcher

Location: Canada
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: Re: So... what part of your brain do you use ATM...
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 05:57:58 pm EST (Viewed 1025 times)
Reply Subj: Re: So... what part of your brain do you use ATM...
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 09:02:15 am EST (Viewed 8 times)

    Just wondering if, possibly, this couldn't just be an animated image that occasionally changes direction.

No it's not objectively changing direction. If you don't beleive me you can dissect the image frames and look for yourself. it's an animated GIF that always show the same sequence.

    The first time I looked, try as I might, I could only see the dancer moving clockwise.  Then, after my second attempt, I started seeing it move counter-clockwise.  This was after taking somebody's suggestion and looking at the feet in the shadow.

It's perfectly normal.

    Now, the dancer tends to change direction no matter what I do.  I look away from the computer and come back to it, and it's in a different direction.  I scroll down to read a message and it might change direction.

Yes but the image itself has nothing to do with it. Look at the image with another person and you will be amazed to find out you can both see the dancer spinning in opposite directions at the same time. If the dancer was moving randomly it would do so for all viewer equally. She cannot possibly go clockwise and counter clockwise at the same time. When that happens you have to understand that your brain has something to do with it.

    But the craziest part of this is- when I first looked at it, the dancer was moving clockwise, which suggests by this tests that that may be my natural way of seeing it.  When I looked at it a weekend later, fresh, it was moving counter-clockwise at the start.

It only shows you, according to the reference I had, that you are CURRENTLY apprehending the image by using one side of your brain over the other. It never tells you it's how you always apprenhend everything forever.

    Shouldn't it always be starting in the same direction if this is really a question of how our brains work naturally?

I don't know. What do we know on the topic actually? The only thing that matters to me is that we have differences on how we take and interpret informations.

    Just wondering.


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