Amazing animated visual illusion – rotating female figure

I have seen plenty of visual illusions – both static and moving – but I have never seen a rotating human figure as an optical illusion. Took a while to even convince myself it was not a joke.

I did work it out in the end (after a hint). The secret – at least for me – was to concentrate in the bottom-right corner on the feet shadows and force my eyes to track the outer foot’s shadow the way I wanted it to go.

4 thoughts on “Amazing animated visual illusion – rotating female figure”

  1. Wow, that’s amazing!

    I’m a little sceptical about whether it works as a left brain – right brain test. I always test as very left brain and very logical but I could only see this figure going clockwise, which supposedly makes me right brain.

    Mind you, it’s not just the test; I’m a little sceptical about the whole left brain – right brain theory.

    I’ll have another look at it tomorrow and see if I can get it to go the other way. It’s late and I’ve had a few drinks – maybe that’s impairing my left brain function!

  2. Caitlin,

    I am with you on the left-right test. I got exactly the same response as you – left brain dominance but clock-wise rotation of the figure initially.

    Maybe it is the rest of junk that is on the same page. Apparently, visual illusions are often sensitive to the surrounding space.

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