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2013-03-14 11:03:31 PM  
FAKE

/the sun is there
 
2013-03-14 11:59:11 PM  

ski9600: FAKE

/the sun is there


I agree. If she has been seeing things "upside down" all of her life, she would have adjusted to it long ago. I might have believed it if it had happened in adulthood.
 
2013-03-15 12:02:57 AM  
You ever notice how all these human oddity stories come out of soviet bloc or third-world countries?
 
2013-03-15 12:11:52 AM  
I could see it, especially if something was wrong with her optic nerve or occipital lobe (some kind of stroke or trauma, maybe?), or if it was a genetic disorder.

retinaeyedoctor.com
 
2013-03-15 12:27:22 AM  

hardinparamedic: I could see it, especially if something was wrong with her optic nerve or occipital lobe (some kind of stroke or trauma, maybe?), or if it was a genetic disorder.

[retinaeyedoctor.com image 300x202]


TFA says she's had it all her life. How could everything look upside down for her if that's the only way she's ever seen it?
 
2013-03-15 12:36:15 AM  

thisdaydreamer: TFA says she's had it all her life. How could everything look upside down for her if that's the only way she's ever seen it?


*shrug* I'm not an opthamologist or neurologist. Dunno. This was the first I've ever heard of this disease. Probibly has something to do with the fact that the eye sees everything as upside down and reversed as it's projected onto the retina by lens, and this is translated by the optic nerve and occipital lobe of the brain. Apparantly, somewhere along the way the wiring or processor isn't working as it should.
 
2013-03-15 12:43:53 AM  
Wait, how do I know that I haven't been seeing the world upside down my whole life?

WHOA
 
2013-03-15 02:58:37 AM  
There are two ways that this could have happened.  ONE:  she was dysfunctionally blind for the first few formative years, and her brain had no frame of reference upon which to sync up the incoming images.  A bit weird, because usually that results in right-side-up lack of ability to see stereo images, but I can imagine it happening.  I can't see 3-D because of something like that.  Or TWO: her optic nerves are/became twisted 180 degrees in her formative years.  Just about the time her brain learned to orient the images one way, and then they flipped.

I don't know, is my final answer ;)
 
2013-03-15 04:19:43 AM  
in Russia, paper reads YOU!
 
Skr
2013-03-15 04:27:13 AM  
Hrmm. I remember hearing about a weird study revolving around a group of people that wore glasses that flipped their vision for a period of time. As I recall, their brains ended up adjusting to it and eventually they functioned as normal. After they removed the glasses it took nearly as long to revert back to normal vision.
 
2013-03-15 04:28:10 AM  
Bonzo goes to Bitburg.

Obscure?
 
2013-03-15 04:31:44 AM  
So she thinks she's Austrian?
 
2013-03-15 04:32:45 AM  

LordOfThePings: So she thinks she's Austrian?


AusTRAL-IAN

blogs.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-03-15 04:40:34 AM  
if things have always looked upside to her then everything would look normal to her and she is only doing this so everyone around her knows she is different (pity party). even with messed up sight wiring in the eyes or brain the rest of the brain should adjust  to it fine unless she has other brain malfunctions ;) . my bet is on pity party though
 
2013-03-15 04:41:49 AM  
Woman is reading local tabloid upside down - due to rare brain condition!
l.yimg.com
 
2013-03-15 04:53:37 AM  
She has a special upside down computer monitor?

What, do they not have driver software control panels in Serbia? Pretty sure I can turn my display upside down with the click of a mouse if I want.
 
2013-03-15 04:55:06 AM  
I see everything at a 90* angle.
 
2013-03-15 04:55:39 AM  
Came for fresh prince references, leaving disappointed.
 
2013-03-15 05:03:58 AM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: She has a special upside down computer monitor?

What, do they not have driver software control panels in Serbia? Pretty sure I can turn my display upside down with the click of a mouse if I want.


They make plenty of monitors that can be mounted from either direction, too.
 
2013-03-15 05:06:59 AM  

Yes this is dog: They make plenty of monitors that can be mounted from either direction, too.


Giggity.
 
2013-03-15 05:07:16 AM  

SuperDarly: Came for fresh prince references, leaving disappointed.


Same.

Where's the story about how this lady's world was turned upside down and became the princess of Bel air?
 
2013-03-15 05:09:55 AM  

Skr: Hrmm. I remember hearing about a weird study revolving around a group of people that wore glasses that flipped their vision for a period of time. As I recall, their brains ended up adjusting to it and eventually they functioned as normal. After they removed the glasses it took nearly as long to revert back to normal vision.


I remember a study like that as well. It claimed that our eyes saw things upside down, but our brains turned them right side up. When test subjects were given lenses that showed them everything as being upside down, after a time their brains adjusted so that they saw things right side up. Then, as Skr said, when they removed the lenses it took some time for them to adjust back to seeing things right side up.
 
2013-03-15 05:12:10 AM  
I see everything in stereo.

Maybe I should stop drinking.
 
2013-03-15 05:28:06 AM  

LordOfThePings: Yes this is dog: They make plenty of monitors that can be mounted from either direction, too.

Giggity.


Aw right, you.  Get over here right now and clean up this mess you caused.  Coffee nasal wash is not good at this time of the morning.
 
2013-03-15 05:29:47 AM  

Skr: Hrmm. I remember hearing about a weird study revolving around a group of people that wore glasses that flipped their vision for a period of time. As I recall, their brains ended up adjusting to it and eventually they functioned as normal. After they removed the glasses it took nearly as long to revert back to normal vision.


Yeah I came to say that. If that was right then this should be easily resolved by giving her upside down reflectifying glasses.

To those saying this is fake because it would be normal to her... it is normal to her, the issue is that she has to have things upside down that we have the right way up. So she can't read internets without turning the monitor upside down, which is how i'm guessing they learned she has this ailment.

That said I still have my doubts... this is the Sun after all.
 
Skr
2013-03-15 05:29:56 AM  

Philbb: Skr: Hrmm. I remember hearing about a weird study revolving around a group of people that wore glasses that flipped their vision for a period of time. As I recall, their brains ended up adjusting to it and eventually they functioned as normal. After they removed the glasses it took nearly as long to revert back to normal vision.

I remember a study like that as well. It claimed that our eyes saw things upside down, but our brains turned them right side up. When test subjects were given lenses that showed them everything as being upside down, after a time their brains adjusted so that they saw things right side up. Then, as Skr said, when they removed the lenses it took some time for them to adjust back to seeing things right side up.


Was digging around looking for the particular study and found the wiki ends up being pretty informative.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perceptual_adaptation
 
2013-03-15 05:53:32 AM  
I call shenanigans, but. . .

As a left-handed writer, it has been suggested at several points that I learn to read and write upside down, so my slants and strokes would be "proper." With the exception of a few letters (like H and t), you can't really tell I'm a lefty. However, I do prefer to do caligraphy upside-down. Otherwise the ink flows in the wrong direction, and if you're trying for a gradient with colored ink, the shading is reversed. The nice part about practicing all that is now I can write in four different directs (normal, backwards, upside down, and upside down backwards), which is a pretty cool party trick when all your friends are drunk.

/sorta css
 
2013-03-15 06:07:35 AM  

cherryl taggart: LordOfThePings: Yes this is dog: They make plenty of monitors that can be mounted from either direction, too.

Giggity.

Aw right, you.  Get over here right now and clean up this mess you caused.  Coffee nasal wash is not good at this time of the morning.


What she said, you bastard. :)
 
2013-03-15 06:26:14 AM  

Skr: Philbb: Skr: .

Was digging around looking for the particular study and found the wiki ends up being pretty informative.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perceptual_adaptation


I just read the article. This happens to me all the time. When I get a new pair of glasses, the floor seems slanted up. Takes about 20 minutes to adjust the first time, then for a few minutes each time you put on the new glasses. Usually gone by day two or so. Keep in mind I have 20/200 vision and couldnt do many basic activities without my glasses, so ymmv.
 
2013-03-15 06:44:06 AM  

ski9600: FAKE

/the sun is there


This. If she was born this way her brain would have learned to compensate for this and she wouldn't need to turn anything upside down. If that were true she wouldn't be able to walk or do anything else really.
 
2013-03-15 06:59:03 AM  
Couldn't she get some sort of concave lenses to correct this, or just tape spoons to her face?
 
2013-03-15 07:13:39 AM  
I can't read the headline -

Someone call that broad who sees things upside down.
 
2013-03-15 07:27:30 AM  
i48.tinypic.com

Maybe she just picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue. I know  Ifeel like everything is upside down!
 
2013-03-15 07:30:33 AM  
moviesandimprov.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-15 07:45:07 AM  

SpinStopper: I can't see 3-D because of something like that.


You may want to try going to see a 3D movie...
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-03-15 08:01:58 AM  
This is not far fetched at all.

There is a case that gets taught in Psychology 101 about giving a man a pair of glasses that turns every image upside down.  The man wore the glasses for a number of weeks.  One day he wakes up and puts the glasses on and suddenly he is seeing everything right side up.  His brain compensated for the "problem".
 
2013-03-15 08:02:01 AM  
A flash of insight from the comment section

Why does she watch TV upside down? Surely if her whole world is upside down then watching the TV the normal way would be the correct way for her?? I bet she doesn't stand on her head to talk to people face-to-face, so to speak

Makes sense.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-03-15 08:02:44 AM  

Skr: Hrmm. I remember hearing about a weird study revolving around a group of people that wore glasses that flipped their vision for a period of time. As I recall, their brains ended up adjusting to it and eventually they functioned as normal. After they removed the glasses it took nearly as long to revert back to normal vision.


fark.. should of read the whole tread I guess.
 
2013-03-15 08:03:49 AM  
It's a good thing she's white, because if she was asian, she'd be seeing everything at a slant.
 
2013-03-15 08:05:18 AM  
Also had his life flip-turned upside down:
celebsgotnews.com
 
2013-03-15 08:13:52 AM  

ReapTheChaos: ski9600: FAKE

/the sun is there

This. If she was born this way her brain would have learned to compensate for this and she wouldn't need to turn anything upside down.


Unless something in her brain was broken, i.e. not compensating as it should, which is what this fine article clearly says.

Which is not to say that I believe this story, which is hard to picture.
 

 
2013-03-15 08:14:44 AM  
upsidedownsyndrome.gif
 
2013-03-15 08:42:31 AM  

The One True TheDavid: ReapTheChaos: ski9600: FAKE

/the sun is there

This. If she was born this way her brain would have learned to compensate for this and she wouldn't need to turn anything upside down.

Unless something in her brain was broken, i.e. not compensating as it should, which is what this fine article clearly says.

Which is not to say that I believe this story, which is hard to picture.



I still don't buy it, for the hell of it, I just turned a book upside down and started reading it, took me about 20 seconds to get used to it. I'm sure it would give me a headache if I did it long enough, but if you were born that way I'm sure it wouldn't even be an issue seeing as you would have learned to read like that. How does she manage to walk down the street, on her hands? If everything you saw in life was upside down, actually flipping things over would probably only confuse your brain even more.
 
2013-03-15 08:52:54 AM  

hardinparamedic: thisdaydreamer: TFA says she's had it all her life. How could everything look upside down for her if that's the only way she's ever seen it?

*shrug* I'm not an opthamologist or neurologist. Dunno. This was the first I've ever heard of this disease. Probibly has something to do with the fact that the eye sees everything as upside down and reversed as it's projected onto the retina by lens, and this is translated by the optic nerve and occipital lobe of the brain. Apparantly, somewhere along the way the wiring or processor isn't working as it should.


Right, but I think his point is that it would be like if you saw green the way I see purple. We'd never even be able to communicate that there is a discrepancy. What makes this sound fake to me is the fact that she prefers to read upside down and watch TV upside down. She clearly interacts with real people as she sees them, so why would a story told on television help immerse her in suspension of disbelief by having it flipped "the right way?"
 
2013-03-15 09:10:27 AM  
If you forced yourself to read everything upside down, your brain should eventually adjust to it and flip the image right-way up (at which point it would become impossible to read things that are the right way up).
 
2013-03-15 09:11:51 AM  

believe the hype: Woman is reading local tabloid upside down - due to rare brain condition!
[l.yimg.com image 630x354]


IN THE PUB!  Pfft I've done the same damn thing in the pub.

over heard at the SUN offices
So whatcha gonna write about today Brain?
I just got this picture from the stock archives Pinkly.  I'm going to churn out some drivel about a rare disorder about seeing upside down.
Lovely Brain
Won't people suspect something when all this crap happens in a nation that's the 22nd largest in the world?
No Pinky, people aren't smart.  Look at the crap they eat.  Neither of us would eat that and we're mice.
You're so smart Brain.


It's small because they're small critters and like us, have small brains.
 
2013-03-15 09:14:01 AM  

MythDragon: Also had his life flip-turned upside down:
[celebsgotnews.com image 850x637]

content.foto.mail.ru

 
2013-03-15 09:30:56 AM  
So what.  Just give her head a sharp smack on the side until her vertical holds.  It's not like she is an LCD or LED, right.
 
2013-03-15 09:41:07 AM  

MythDragon: A flash of insight from the comment section

Why does she watch TV upside down? Surely if her whole world is upside down then watching the TV the normal way would be the correct way for her?? I bet she doesn't stand on her head to talk to people face-to-face, so to speak

Makes sense.


A thousand times this.  Bullshiat article is bullshiat.
 
2013-03-15 10:23:10 AM  

Cosmic Cowboy: MythDragon: A flash of insight from the comment section

Why does she watch TV upside down? Surely if her whole world is upside down then watching the TV the normal way would be the correct way for her?? I bet she doesn't stand on her head to talk to people face-to-face, so to speak

Makes sense.

A thousand times this.  Bullshiat article is bullshiat.


No wonder I've able to read material, upside down for the last 30 years.......just thought it was an ability.
 
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