Is it a Young Lady or an Old Woman?

Is it a Young Lady or an Old Woman?

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.
— Albert Einstein

This has to be the best illusion ever created.

If you look at the above images from your seat in front of the computer, Mr. Angry is on the left, and Ms.Calm is on the right.

Get up from your seat, and move back 12 feet, and PRESTO!! they switch places!!

It is said this illusion was created by Phillippe G.Schyns and Aude Oliva of the University of Glasgow.

Does this prove that we sometimes may not be seeing what's actually there?


Can you tell the difference between a horse and a frog?

Which way does she turn for you?


If you see this lady turning in clockwise you are using your right brain.  

If you see it her turning the other way, you are using left brain.  

Some people do see both ways when they watch for a minute or two, but most people see it only one way.

See if you can make her go one way and then the other by shifting the brain's current. 


Experimentation has shown that the two different sides or hemispheres of the brain are responsible for different manners of thinking. The following table illustrates the differences between left-brain and right-brain thinking:

LEFT BRAIN                     RIGHT BRAIN

Logical                                 Random

Sequential                            Intuitive

Rational                               Holistic

Analytical                            Synthesizing

Objective                             Subjective

Looks at parts                      Looks at wholes


Most individuals have a distinct preference for one of these styles of thinking.  Some, however, are more whole-brained and equally adept at both modes.  In general, schools tend to favor left-brain modes of thinking, while downplaying the right-brain activities.  Left-brain scholastic subjects focus on logical thinking, analysis, and accuracy.  Right-brained subjects, on the other hand, focus on aesthetics, feeling, and creativity.

If you look away, she may switch from one direction to the other.

I found that if I just look at her feet or relax and look at the floor where the reflection shows, she will switch direction!