It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Fascinating! — Updated

This puzzle has been going the rounds of the blogs down under, but I’m not sure how many of you may have seen it. When you go (and you really should) you’ll see the sihouette of a dancing woman. Well, she dances like the ballerina in your music box you had when you were twelve: an endless pivot.

Question is: does she pivot clockwise, or counter-clockwise?

If she’s going clockwise, you are primarily right-brained; counter-clockwise and you’re left-brained.

It seems I am right, right, right, right, right-brained. I did eventually figure out how to see her turn the other way, but I can only do it for a second or two. The most I’ve managed is three or four revolutions counter-clockwise, and then, suddenly and inexplicably, ding!, she’s going clockwise again. For my brain, that’s her default revolution.

How about you?

Update: Sylvia provided this link to the New Scientist blog, which claims it’s nothing to do with left- or right-brained-ness. Well, poop. It’s still fascinating, though!

October 31, 2007 Posted by | Developmental stuff, memes and quizzes | 23 Comments