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How To: Determine Your Stress Level In 2 Seconds

How To: Determine Your Stress Level In 2 Seconds

6 Years Ago By Diana Adams

Are you stressed out right now? How stressed are you? Are you “I need a vacation” stressed or “I need to go to the hospital” stressed? This is a way for you to find out in 2 seconds, thus avoiding a time consuming visit the doctor. Of course, this is all in good fun. I wouldn’t trust this to make any kind of accurate medical or psychological prognosis, but you know that.

When I first found the website with these images, it was 3:30am, completely dark in the room, and I was just about to make coffee. I saw these pictures moving very slowly, and then I read the text. These images were designed by a Japanese psychiatrist named Akiyoshi Kitaoka.

Bottom line, if you look at these and they are not moving, that means you are relaxed. If you look at these and they are moving slowly or even moderately, you are a little bit stressed and could use a vacation. If you look at these and they are moving really, really fast, you better call 911 cause some shit is about to start falling off of you at any minute. Just kidding, but it does mean that you are seriously feeling the stress. Take a chill pill immediately.

The really crazy part is that when I relaxed and took a long deep breath, they stopped moving. When I purposely thought about something stressful, they started moving fast. Once again it goes to show how powerful our brain is, and how what you are seeing with your eyes may not be what the person next to you sees. This, along with our life, is all a matter of perspective. It reminds me of an article I wrote last year called Right Brain vs. Left Brain. It has a video of a ballerina dancer in it. By changing the way you are thinking, you can see her spinning in a different direction. It’s wild trippy stuff for sure!

Determine Your Stress Level

Determine Your Stress Level

Determine Your Stress Level

Determine Your Stress Level

Determine Your Stress Level

Determine Your Stress Level

Determine Your Stress Level

Via: [Picktur] Header Image Credit: [Minerva Studio / Shutterstock]

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Ana Nemus

January 20th, 2013

What a silly article. These are optical illusions designed to look like they’re moving in response to the movement of your eyes. To say they’re for stress testing purposes is pure quackery. Goodness, I hope you don’t get paid for this hogwash.


September 7th, 2014

You’re right Ana. I couldn’t see anything. I’TS nonsens.


January 20th, 2015

Umm actually. Youre wrong and should feel wrong. You have the basic concept down that they are optical illusions responding to the movements your eyes make subconsciously, but these were made with whats know as a quad-color sequencing, which means that the only move when your eyes are scanning, and guess what a relaxed mind does not scan at least not as much as a stressed mind. Basically if they are moving fast that means your body is about one step away from FLIGHTORFIGHT mode, or its already in full swing, but i doubt youll be clicking and scrolling if you were that panicked. Also just because i like you imma give you a pro tip, don’t use your real name when spreading your ignorance, how w
ould your husband feel?

Dr Rod London

February 14th, 2013

Pure hokum indeed!
Optical illusions and how images are perceived. Nothing to do with the LEVEL of stress.

Could we have some real stuff not just quackery as Ana said!


April 29th, 2013

They move or stand still depending on your focal point. If you choose any area and keep your eyes focused there, they stop.


October 24th, 2014

I was high and it looked pretty cool


December 5th, 2014

Immediate solution to bring stress to calm level. to take care of your health.
this images it worth to look at.


September 4th, 2015

Cool! Oh, and I don’t understand the comments about how this would be considered quackery. How is an optical illusion supposed to somehow be fraudulent? It’s an illusion. It’s just interesting. Nothing to be offended by, people.

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