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2013-03-15 12:43:53 AM  
2 votes:
Wait, how do I know that I haven't been seeing the world upside down my whole life?

2013-03-15 12:27:22 AM  
2 votes:

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.

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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 08:42:31 AM  
1 vote:

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 08:02:01 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2013-03-15 05:12:10 AM  
1 vote:
I see everything in stereo.

Maybe I should stop drinking.
2013-03-15 05:09:55 AM  
1 vote:

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 04:53:37 AM  
1 vote:
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 02:58:37 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:11:52 AM  
1 vote:
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.

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2013-03-15 12:02:57 AM  
1 vote:
You ever notice how all these human oddity stories come out of soviet bloc or third-world countries?
2013-03-14 11:59:11 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2013-03-14 11:03:31 PM  
1 vote:

/the sun is there
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