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Through the Looking Glass (Posted on 2004-01-29) Difficulty: 4 of 5
When one looks into a mirror, one see an image of himself....

When raising one's right hand, the image raises its left. When raising one's left, the image raises its right.

So, why is it that the mirror reverses left and right, but not top and bottom? Why does a mirror appear to invert the left-right directions, but not up-down?

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Solution Answer | Comment 5 of 13 |
The mirror doesn't "reverse left and right"; your brain does. The mirror reverses the front-back directions.
  Posted by Federico Kereki on 2004-01-30 07:14:38
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