Newsflash, gang! Man, you actually can make it go whichever way you want. I've been doing it at will all this morning of 10/17/07, and it is so cool.
To go clock-wise, the key is to place attention on the inside foot against the reverse inside foot on the bottom of the screen, making sure to watch the entire foot against the turn of both. Just think to let the foot she's standing on make the full turn with your eyes, keeping much attenton on the placement of her toes and how they should go around if a person is actually spinning clock-wise. It's that easy.
Now for counter-clockwise, watch both the extended foot and its shadow, paying specific attention to its rotation on the left side of the screen. And once both the top and reverse image are coming around on the left of the screen together, to move forward towards the center of the screen, just watch them and keep your mind on doing the full loop around in that direction. From there, you can see her go all the way around. And you can do it either way you wish, even making her go back and forth. It's just on you to decide which way you want to follow her [Wink]. Try it and watch what I tell ya -- hehe.
Better yet, just match each shadow (upside down foot) to the corresponding one above it. So for the standing foot, match on the clock-wise, while the extended foot should be matched on the counter. Once that's done, you can't go wrong.
Well, at least these findings help me conclude it's not a trick of digital imagery. It is apparently all mental, but still very interesting due to the degree for which I am now compelled to question why the brain's perception leans one way or another on first glance. I mean, what would therefore be the importance of why we either lean right or left on our view of what we see? I wonder whether there's something that is innately positive to our growth that comes from how our minds process things so. If we could truly control things in all we see -- meaning if we knew natural methods -- how much could that be of benefit/detriment to all? Thanks Fitz, for presenting such a wonderful piece of subject matter.