Which way does she turn?

I just read this sa isang I.ph blog

If you see this lady turning in clockwise you are using your right brain. If you see it her tuning the other way, you are using left brain. Some people do see both ways, but most people see it only one way.

See if you can make her go one way and then the other by shifting the brain’s current.

Experimentation has shown that the two different sides or hemispheres of the brain are responsible for different manners of thinking. The following table illustrates the differences between left-brain and right-brain thinking:

Left Brain Right Brain
Logical Random
Sequential Intuitive
Rational Holistic
Analytical Synthesizing
Objective Subjective

Looks at Looks at
parts wholes

Most individuals have a distinct preference for one of these styles of thinking. Some, however, are more whole-brained and equally adept at both modes. In general, schools tend to favor left-brain modes of thinking, while downplaying the right-brain activities. Left-brain scholastic subjects focus on logical thinking, analysis, and accuracy. Right-brained subjects, on the other hand, focus on aesthetics, feeling, and creativity.


jonathan said...

Without the shadows, the image is entirely neutral - could be either way.

However, I believe the shadows provide a light cue that actually enables this puzzle to be "solved". Can you determine what the shadows tell you?

Check for yourself before reading any further...



Okay... The light is coming from behind the figure -- that's obvious (if the light were from the front, the shadow would be "upright"). So you may simply view the "shadows" as a reflection, if that makes it easier for you.

The reflection of the extended leg would NOT be visible as the leg passes near, only as it passes opposite the viewer.

Therefore the extended leg and arm are the LEFT ones, indicating counter-clockwise motion.

Is my logic flawed here? I don't want to be too insistent...

Help me out.

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