This optical illusion blows my mind

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  1. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    First post got deleted 'cause I didn't realize the comment section had some not so appropriate comments, found the solo image.

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    One of the best optical illusions I've found online. If you practice enough you can actually get it to where you never see the backside of the middle image, and it simply rotates form left to right, without ever spinning in a full circle. It's really cool
  2. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Took me a little but but yeah she is changing her rotating direction every half rotation cycle, freaky.
  3. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    The direction never changes. Depending upon whether the last image you looked at was left or right you see it going a certain direction because of the red and blue lines. Look at the left image, then the middle. It will go the direction the left one looks like it is going. Stare at it for 10 minutes if you wish. it will not change direction in your mind's eye. Now look at the right image for a split second and back to the middle. She's changed. Alter the times looking right or left. It never changes, just our perception it has.

    Very cool optical illusion.
  4. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    nice find took me a bit to figure out what you were talking about. defintely agree thanx for sharing.
  5. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't find the solo version. There's a version with just the center image, it's MUCH harder to make it change directions without the 2 other images. I believe it has to do with which eye is currently the dominate eye.
  6. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I just placed a couple of post it notes over the outer images to view the one in the center by itself.
  7. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Me too, except I just used my hands to cover the outer images, ... the center image changes direction even without looking at the outer images.
  8. dez_for_prez

    dez_for_prez Active Member

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    Woah that's trippy, I'll show my friends after we match up.
  9. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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  10. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Right now if I face away from the computer and imagine it spinning the other direction, give myself a really good mental image, i can make it change direction, but it can be difficult =p
  11. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Watch the foot.

    (I admit that is hard to do with a naked girl twirling in front of you.)
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    What feet? I don't see any.
  13. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    It switches every 30th rotation.
  14. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Every 30 rotations.
  15. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    The original post doesn't switch at all. Donno about the second one posted.
  16. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    If you cover up each side on the first one, it appears to be whichever direction the right or left one is going, depending on which one you look at.

    I saw the second one switch directions, but it almost looks fake.

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