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4: Sensing and Perceiving

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    Thumbnail: The Spinning Dancer is a kinetic, bistable optical illusion resembling a pirouetting female dancer. Some observers initially see the figure as spinning clockwise and some anticlockwise. Additionally, some may see the figure suddenly spin in the opposite direction. The illusion derives from an inherent ambiguity from the lack of visual cues for depth. (CC BY-SA 3.0; Nobuyuki Kayahara via Wikipedia)