Sneaker Photo Shows You Which Side of Your Brain Dominates


(WWJ) Remember the infamous dress that bedeviled the world of the internet with its constantly shifting colors?

We're assuming you got over that by now ... so we'll throw you for a loop with another one. This photo has been floating around the internet for about a year, but it blew up recently on a local metro Detroit page so it seemed to be worth revisiting.

This time it's a shoe, a sneaker to be exact.

But it's not just any old sneaker. The way the light plays on this one allegedly shows you which side of your brain is dominant.

If the right brain is dominant you see pink and white. If the left brain is dominant you see green and gray.

A reminder for all the non-scientists out there: Left-brain dominant people tend to be more logical, practical and analytical. Right-brainiacs are generally considered to be more imaginative, thoughtful and intuitive. "They also tend to more creative and artistic by nature," the Times of India reports.

This photo provoked a raging debate on Facebook, with what appeared to be an equal mix of people who saw pink and white ... or gray and teal.

What do you see? 

Carol Hill on the Downriver and Friends Facebook page saw only thing: A cute pair of shoes. 

"Whatever color, I'll take a pair," Carol Hill wrote.

Whether you prefer your sneakers gray or pink, the Times of India reported there's an explanation for the different colors that individuals see. Although notably, the shoes are actually pink with white laces.

Wally Thoreson, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, told the Times of India: “People who see a pink shoe see a blue light in the background. People who see a grey shoe are being told by their brains that the light is white. In the case of this image, our brain is also taking cues from the color of the hand holding the shoe. And some people may have subconsciously factored in that shoelaces are typically white.”

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