Friday, October 12, 2007

bird brain

Brazenly half-inched from I like, this is an interesting test which supposedly determines whether you are predominantly right or left brained. Look at the dancer to see whether she is rotating clockwise or anticlockwise. Or both, if you're super skill.

Try as I might, I can only see her turning clockwise, which does little to explain my affinity with robots, but perhaps casts some light on why I have all those tattoos and am so very rubbish at chess.

I'm also interested to know what yous guys can see. Anyone see her going both ways? Anyone surprised at the result? I wasn't surprised, just a bit disappointed that I can't be good at absolutely everything, which is pretty much the story of my life.

UPDATE: I can see it going anti-clockwise! Turns out I am great at everything after all. Chess, anyone?

22 comments:

  1. Hey Han! hope ya well?

    Have just asked 4 people in the office and we all see it clockwise...the file is a gif, so surely it can only go one way? no?

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  2. sure, the image moves in the same way each time - the difference comes from how it is perceived by the viewer.

    I was sceptical myself, but have read mixed reports online, which is why I was interested to know what others can see.

    plus - aren't all you lot graphic artists? not a surprising result, if so.

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  3. YES! I did it! I can see it going anti-clockwise - that is UNBELIEVABLY WEIRD, and now I can't make it go back...

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  4. It seems to switch between clockwise and anti-clockwise for me so much so that I feel like it's actually two different images. Hmm.
    (librarygirl.co.uk)

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  5. I see it going both ways, which likely has all sorts of horrible implications. Perhaps some sort of brain disease or I've been taken over by aliens.

    Neither would surprise me, much -- and both would explain quite a lot.

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  6. i see it going both ways too... hmmm

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  7. It's weird. When I first looked at it, I saw counter (which I would have expected based on the left brain characteristics) then when I looked back, she was going clockwise and I couldn't see the counter. My brain switches back and forth apparantly!

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  8. I see her switching back and forth.
    But other right/left tests I have taken show me almost dead center between the two, which is probably why I have so much trouble making decisions.

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  9. I am staunchly clockwise, despite trying tricks like staring hard at the image and closing my eyes for a time and opening them quickly. I did twice see her go counter-clockwise out of the corner of my eye, but it was very briefly.

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  10. Clockwise for me - but I did see a couple of rotations counter-clockwise , but it went back clockwise and I couldn't make it go anti- again.

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  11. Clockwise, and can't make it go any other way - but then I am an artist, and my right hand bit of the brain definitly swamps the rest.

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  12. At first I saw it going anti-clockwise, which is ridiculous, because I'm not left-brained at all...then suddenly it switched. I saw both. I wonder if it's like a timed animation or something because it says "see if you can make it turn clockwise" not the other way around...

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  13. I'm getting a little freaked out by this. I always thought I was quite a creative artistic person, but I can only see it going anti-clockwise and have absolutely no idea how anyone can possibly see it differently. I've tried it 3 times and everything! I'm going to have a little cry.

    I like that you can totally see her erect nipples tho.

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  14. one day i see it one way & the next day i see it the other way THIS IS MAKING ME CRAZY because i know for a fact that I am NOT superskillz to the max!!!

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  15. I'm seeing it both ways. Clockwise first, but by looking at her legs, I see it both.

    AND I THINK IT BROKE MY BRAIN.

    Didn't notice the nipples until reading the comments, though. So does that mean I can use both sides of my brain and both of them are totally unobservant?

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  16. Clockwise at first, then anti clockwise (which is counterclockwise) and then both ways which is freaking me out a wee bit.

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  17. i only see it going clockwise...

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  18. i can only see it going anti-clockwise no matter how hard i try..does that mean i'm no good at philosophy which i have been studying for the last 4 years? bah! i too am going to go and have a little cry..

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  19. and it turns out that owlhead can see it going both ways..damn him..now he's all smug..

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  20. however many times i try i can only see it going clockwise... whilst i am midly pleased (and amused) that this isn't the norm i am mostly just really infuriated! i do not understand how anyone can see it anti-clockwise! gaaaaah.

    enders x

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  21. After 20 secs or so, she changes direction, which originally made me think she was on a timer and that we all spent way too long concentrating on trying to change it, we didn't realise and then after reading all of the comments, I've decided that I'm that predictable my brain switches sides every 20 secs or so - So I'm multi brained on a timer?!

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  22. Predominately clockwise unless try not thinking or particularly focusing and it goes anti-clockwise. When I notice its changed it pauses and then goes back to clockwise...

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