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Stripes in modern life may trigger migraines and seizures

     
7:08 pm on May 8, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Stripes are ubiquitous in modern life, from City shirts and barcodes, to Venetian blinds and zebra crossings

But a new study suggests they might be making us ill.

Scientists in the Netherlands and the US have discovered that for some people, simply looking at vertical lines, either on a static image, or in real life, can trigger a neural loop of activity in the brain.

In severe cases it can lead to epilepsy, but researchers think it might also be responsible for migraines.

[telegraph.co.uk...]

Wonder why it took so long to figure this out? After all most prison uniforms are striped. Tigers are striped, so are Zebras ... and pin-stripe suits have been around for a century or two...

Where the migraines come from is umpires in various sports making dumb rulings on the field.
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Then it might be advisable to stay out of prison.
9:38 pm on May 8, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Read between the lines people!
6:16 am on May 9, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Vertical or horizontal?
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The one that always gets me is the Tide laundry soap logo that has the parallel orange-red & blue swirly lines that appear to vibrate. Always gives me pain behind my eyes if I look at it for more that a couple seconds.
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And how about those TacLight commercials that show off the strobe feature. I hate that part of the commercial and I don't even have photosensitive epilepsy.