True Meaning of the Silhouette Illusion Revealed

For most viewers, the "silhouette illusion"— which involves viewing the spinning animated silhouette of a dancer — appears to be rotating clockwise.  However, for a few, the image is turning counterclockwise. Online quizzes interpret the rotational direction seen by the viewer as an indication of his or her status as a right-brained, creative type, or a logical and left-brain-leaning individual.
However, the preference for seeing the figure spinning clockwise rather than counterclockwise is dependent upon the angle at which the viewer sees the image, according to a Nikolaus Troje, a psychologist at Queen's University in Ontario. [Best Visual Illusion of 2010 Defies Gravity]... Read More

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