Can you control the circling motion by relaxing your eyes?
What Guy found was that he
could control the spinning by widening his eyes, developing a sort of far-away look.
One teacher said, 'I felt like they were all moving... but slowly. Kinda
like they were breathing.'
Optical Illusions such as this are used to test the level of stress a person can handle. The slower the pictures move, the better your ability of handling stress.
Alleged criminals that were tested see them spinning around madly; however, senior citizens and kids see them standing still.
By the way, the above image is not animated; all the dots are perfectly
Would you like to see another example of an optical illusion?
Relax. Stare at those four central dots for about 20 seconds.
Look away at a wall.
Who do you see? Jesus or Che Guevara?
If nothing happens, try again this time stare for 40 seconds. When you look at the wall blink a few times and relax your eyes, develop that far-away look. Finally, try a white, or light wall.
When it works this really is a cool optical illusion.
Artists, such as Oscar Reutersvärd employ this clever technique to draw diagrams to
create the illusion of impossible machines, such as perpetual staircases.
When this dancer is static, as above, Will and Guy can see that she could be
looking forward to the left, or away from us. However, the real test is
when she spins
Spinning Dancer Illusion
Let me say straight of the bat, Guy thought for a long time time that the dancer
could only possibly spin one way - anti-clockwise. Three things helped me
to see this illusion: belief I WILL GET THIS TO WORK. Also, two
practical points, the first picture I studied had the animation running too
fast, secondly the picture was too small. So the bigger and slower, the
better your chance to see this illusion.
One more tip: try focusing on the right edge of the picture, then slowly pan
your eyes to the left. This is how I got her to spin clockwise.
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