Reading all the comments for my previous post was very heartwarming :’)
I am really glad to know that people can find my post easy to relate to. There is no need to thank me, others gave me plentiful good advice in the past but I ignored most… I’m hoping my post could have reached out to at least some of you out there.
Anyway, today’s a new topic and it’s far from being emo!
Because I’m geeky like that, today I am going to blog about an Optical Illusion!!!
It fascinates me to no end and I go like, “ooOOooh! Aahhhh..” everytime I see it, so I thought I’d share with you guys this gem I found over the internet!
This is a really popular one that I’m sure at least some of you have seen. It’s not really an optical illusion per se, but it’s extremely entertaining nonetheless.
Known as the “spinning woman”, this silhouette looks like just any other dancing figure…
But the question is, can you make her dance for you?
According to studies, if at first glance you see the woman spinning clockwise, then you use the left side of your brain more and vice versa, if you see her spinning anti-clockwise, you are using the right side of your brain.
If you really want to, you can CONTROL the movements of this dancer, solely by exerting enough control over your brain.
Apparently, most people would see her spinning anti-clockwise but I saw her spinning clockwise at first! You can google the difference between people who use their left / right brain to find out what kind of person you are.
At first, this woman never changed direction for me at all, and I got frustrated knowing that others can while starting to doubt it – could be some lame Internet scam.
But after 40 minutes, and after much concentration plus a substantial amount of patience and faith, I can change her direction every few seconds at will now and it’s so cool because I’m telling my brain what to do, and not having my body take total control over me!
The brain sees what it wants to believe.. It all depends on how much you want to believe it.
Try it for yourself!!!!
Tried, but still can’t change her movements by yourself? Here’s a few neat tricks to share with you guys, after wasting 1 hour + on my life staring at the above illusion, I am now a spinning woman illusion master!!!
Easy ways I’ve discovered to change her direction:
1) First off, you have to believe that this woman CAN and WILL change direction for you.
Like I said, the brain sees what it wants to believe. If you’re thinking that this is a rigged picture – it’s not. Get your bf/ gf / family to stand beside you and ask them if they see the woman spinning anti-clockwise or clockwise – high chances are, your answers will be different.
Frustration gets you nowhere… To be able to fool the brain and manipulate your own vision, you have to be open to the possibility otherwise it’s not going to work. One side of your brain cannot be too dominant!
2) Start off by looking at fancy and vibrant pictures / photographs that are full of life, and once you’ve absorbed that, look back at the spinning woman.
Then, read a confusing chunk of text about anything – read your history textbook, google “What are nuclear weapons made of” - anything that’s foreign and confusing!
Logic and imagination is handled by two different parts of your brain. I looked at a picture of me and Sam on holiday then I started to read a chunk of text – amazingly enough, the moment I started to change my focus on the two different subjects, from the corner of my eye I could see the woman change her direction!!!
4) Another easy peasy way would be to stare at the upper half of the woman’s body for about 30 seconds.
Just focus on the direction that she is spinning, then change your focus onto her lower half of the body. The shadow of her spinning feet would trick your brain, and she should change direction for you. Alternatively, you can scroll my blog blog so that all you can see is the the top part of her head. Then, slowly scroll down further to reveal the rest of the image.
Take note of which direction she’s spinning, then repeat the same experiment again, this time starting from the bottom and ONLY revealing the shadow of her feet! You must not be able to see her body. Slowly scroll upwards to reveal the rest and you should find that the direction has changed,
5) Once you’ve mastered the above steps and have started to properly freak out, it is time for the ultimate test.
Instead of resorting to additional materials for help, don’t look at pictures, don’t read confusing text and don’t look at her shadow.
Cover the tell-tale shadow, then simply start to focus on the contours of her body. You will realize that her body is designed in a way that at a certain angle, it is easy to picture her spinning in the opposite direction while still in the same position!
Because she is merely a 2d-silhouette, it’s hard for the brain to picture depth and shadows etc, so reality is easily changed.
With enough willpower, you can focus on imagining her changing direction and with enough time and mastery, you should be able to manipulate her movements every few seconds, whenever you’d like to!
Now you have your very own dancing ballerina, choreographed to the thoughts of your brain.
Fascinating or what?!? I don’t think I’d ever get bored of it.
Oh, and one more thing! If you find this all hard to believe, get somebody to record you and the image of the spinning woman for about 1 minute.
Whenever you see her change direction, shout out “Changed direction!” and then replay your footage.
You’d realize that she never changes direction at fixed intervals. You may have shouted “changed direction”, but what was caught on footage shows that she was still spinning the same way along…
Call me a nerd, but I’m so easily fascinated by how the brain works!!!
…So tell me, do you have power over your own body?
Okie, back to my own life, enough attention for spinning woman already.
Went to pick Sam up from the airport last night, and decided to glam it up a little to surprise him!
Usually I’m just in T-shirt and shorts and I look like death, cuz his flights always come in at 12am +.
Good hair days are always a fabulous excuse to post huge ass vain pictures of yourself! I love how my hair looks in this picture :>
But I just removed my hair extensions just now, cuz I’m fickle like that!!!! Only had it on for a month plus or two.
If you want hair extensions like mine, go to my sidebar on the left and there’s a banner for Milly’s that you can find out more details on ^.^ Or just click here!
Can’t wait for my upcoming hair sponsor.. So needing a new cut and a new dye job, roar! But since it’s going to be sponsored, I’m trying to be patient and wait for a week + instead of spending the money myself now.
Okily dokily, back to doing my advertorial. Byee!!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend people. Mine’s gonna be fab cuz I’m gonna be with Sam HEHEHE!