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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.
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