Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Are you in your right mind?
Which way is she spinning?

According to this article, if you see her spinning clockwise you are predominantly "Right-Brained". If you see her spinning counter-clockwise you are are predominantly "Left-Brained".

This has nothing to do with politics. If you've forgotten, the left side of the brain controls things like logic, facts and language while the right side controls things like imagination, emotions, images and symbols.

So are you in your right-mind? ;-)

And anyone care to guess which way I see her spinning? (Julie and Karen, you already know, so no telling.)


posted by Mike Clawson at 11:59 AM | Permalink |


At 10/17/2007 12:43:00 PM, Blogger Mike

I'm so going to steal this post!!

I see here spining to clockwise. Which is no surprise to me.

I stared for a really long time and saw her reverse direction for a few seconds but then lost it and cannot "trick" my mind into seeing her spin the counter-clockwise anymore.


At 10/17/2007 02:29:00 PM, Blogger jjtv

This is totally freakish. She keeps changing directions.


At 10/17/2007 02:54:00 PM, Blogger Mike L.

That is really cool. I just tested the guys in my office and all the graphic designers said clockwise and all the programmers said counter-clockwise. I guess it really does work.


At 10/17/2007 02:54:00 PM, Blogger Jo Cool

If the direction I see her spinning changes back and forth does that mean I have a balanced brain?


At 10/17/2007 03:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

I logged on, stared at her for the longest time and the only direction she would spin was counterclockwise.

Then I spent way too long composing a response to Mike in a thread below, finally posted my comment, and now she's spinning clockwise and I can't get her to spin counterclockwise.


At 10/17/2007 06:43:00 PM, Blogger Makeesha

I saw this a couple days ago and I think it depends on HOW you've been thinking before you look at it. When I've been doing graphic design she spins clockwise and when I've been working on administrative stuff for Revolution she spins counter clockwise...and I can occasionally make myself see her spin whatever way I want.



At 10/17/2007 08:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

OK - that's freaking me out. It keeps changing. Brilliant.


At 10/17/2007 09:54:00 PM, Blogger jjtv

OK - I figured it out.

It's all in the shadows.

If you watch the (foot) shadow in the middle, she'll spin counter-clockwise.

If you watch the foot shadow on the side, she'll spin clockwise.


At 10/17/2007 10:04:00 PM, Blogger Brandy Daniels

I am REALLY confused. no matter how long I look at her, she is spinning clockwise. I can not seem to even begin to entertain the reality that people see her spinning counter-clockwise.????!!!

Oh, and mike, I am guessing you would see her as spinning counter clockwise?


At 10/17/2007 10:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

Funny. The first time she was spinning clockwise. Now I can't get her to stop spinning counter-clockwise!!! Aah!!! This is crazy.


At 10/17/2007 10:53:00 PM, Blogger Julie

so I've been trying all day and I can only see her spin clockwise.


At 10/18/2007 08:06:00 AM, Blogger gerbmom

Julie, she flipped for me in the middle of the afternoon - and I think Makeesha might be on to something - I was working on spreadsheets at the time.....later in the day she went back to clockwise, and she's still clockwise.
The other thing that worked was when I closed my left eye and watched it. LOL.


At 10/20/2007 11:52:00 AM, Blogger Steven Carr

Here is a simple proof.

Spin is a conserved quantity in quantum mechanics.

Therefore, she only spins clockwise, and cannot change spin.


(Quantum Electro Dynamics produces Quad Erat Demonstratum)


At 10/21/2007 11:45:00 AM, Blogger Derek Berner

Except, Steven, prior to the .gif being loaded, she is spinning in both directions at once, and she is also entangled with another woman who is also spinning in both directions at once but is at the same time spinning in the exact opposite direction from the first woman.


At 10/22/2007 02:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

Steven, I find your explanation strange, but charming.