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Check Out The Spinning Lady Brain Test

Spinning Lady

Spinning Lady Test

This “Spinning Lady Illusion” is, I think, going to drive you a little mad today. I came across this brain illusion recently at a Chiropractic seminar that was discussing brain wave activity. It is quite interesting to see if you can get the spinning lady image to change direction.

The idea behind this spinning lady test is to see if you can use more of the left or ride side of your brain in order to alter the way that she is spinning. This is said to be a “Right Brain vs Left Brain test”. So do you see the lady spinning clockwise or anti-clockwise?

If you see the spinning lady clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain. If you see the spinning lady anti-clockwise it is said you are using more of the left side of your brain.

I personally have the spinning lady going clockwise more. Which way does she start spinning for you? Let me know be interesting to see which way people see it going mainly.

Left Brain vs Right Brain Function

Some functions of the left brain:

  • Uses logic
  • Detail oriented
  • Facts rule
  • Words and language
  • Present and past
  • Math and science
  • Can comprehend
  • Knowing
  • Acknowledges
  • Order/pattern perception
  • Knows object name
  • Reality based
  • Forms strategies
  • Practical
  • Safe

Some functions of the right brain:

  • Uses feeling
  • “Big picture” oriented
  • Imagination rules
  • Symbols and images
  • Present and future
  • Philosophy & religion
  • Can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
  • Believes
  • Appreciates
  • Spatial perception
  • Knows object function
  • Fantasy based
  • Presents possibilities
  • Impetuous
  • Risk taking

Green Spinning Lady Illusion

So let me know clockwise (cw) or anti-clockwise (acw). If you think it is all about watching the shadow then try the “Spinning Lady in Green” who has no shadow. Still think it is the shadow?

Have fun 🙂

Image Credit: Some rights reserved by Alaskan Dude

  • karenmcminn

    Very interesting!! When I watch it spinning it goes clockwise and as soon as I look at the text elswhere on the page it begins to spin anti clockwise (seen in my peripheral vision). Most odd!

  • Probably means you are well balanced in the brain and can see the bigger pictures 🙂

  • Alejandra

    jajajaja kind of funny… my lady spin in both directions first it spin cw and the it change to acw and then cw… the durations between the changes are very similar… did that means that my brain is balance betwen the 2 hemispheres???