Here are a few brain-related things to think about today:
Chimps vs. Humans
The Spinning Lady Illusion
Many of you have probably already tried this. I found the observations in this blog entry (and some of the comments) more insightful than many of the other spinning lady links I checked, which merely use the image as a right brain vs. left brain test. At first I was stuck on counter-clockwise, but she suddenly changed directions while I was reading below the image that “our brains did not evolve to interpret two-dimensional representations of the world but the actual three-dimensional world. So our visual processing assumes we are looking at a 3-D image and it uses clues to interpret it as such.” It’s kind of awesome once you can control which way she spins!