Thursday, October 05, 2006

Stress Test

How stressed are you?

The following three images are all completely static. There is no trick involved. If you stare directly at any part of each of them, you will see they are not moving.

I can't explain exactly how, but if the image is moving it is because of how your eye is seeing it, and your brain is interpreting it.

Ideally, the pictures should not appear to be moving at all. If they are moving slowly you would be experiencing normal levels of stress. Young children and senior citizens should see them standing still. If you see them moving rapidly you may well be under considerable stress and I think it's time for you to take a holiday...


Blogger Miladysa said...

Oh Dear! I need a holiday!

10/05/2006 9:47 PM  
Blogger Yaxlich said...

Yaxlich will be joining Miladysa...

10/05/2006 11:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're moving slowly, but I'm taking a holiday anyway, Rhys. Off to Vermont for another long weekend. Cool idea. Thanks for posting.

10/06/2006 12:19 AM  
Blogger terra shield said...

Ok... getting freaked out now. I think I'll join miladysa and yaxlich!

10/06/2006 3:02 AM  
Blogger MaRyKa said...

haha.. yeh i def need a break!


How was ur trip? where'd you go again? haha..

hope all is well!!

Ive just joined the craze they call "myspace.." blogs, myspaces.. the information age just keeps re-inventing itself!!

Hope your good!
stay classy!

10/07/2006 9:41 PM  
Blogger Perception said...

working imagination and so simple!
tres beau

10/08/2006 4:17 AM  
Blogger Brianna said...

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10/12/2006 3:03 PM  
Blogger cynamil said...

I'm stressed out! They are moving a lot!

10/12/2006 3:04 PM  
Blogger Lae said...

nice pictures =) What about link exchange? Add me to ur links and let me know, i will add u, thanks :)

10/16/2006 3:50 AM  
Blogger Marion said...

Very cool pictures!

They hardly move at all for me...I guess I'm not as stressed as I thought I was!

10/20/2006 6:00 AM  
Blogger utenzi said...

I love the pictures. I suspect they move due to how the retinal cells replentish neurotransmitter chemicals but it's only a guess.

10/20/2006 8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10/25/2006 8:56 PM  
Blogger Annelisa said...


10/27/2006 12:25 PM  
Blogger Caro said...

I must be stressed, this was cool.

1/25/2007 10:25 PM  
Anonymous Sam said...

Wow. I'm only mildly stressed :D I'd hate to think how Rapid It would have been moving a few days ago =)

4/18/2007 12:44 PM  

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