31 January 2010

Go all the way to the end and take your time

Stare for a few seconds
at each of the following patterns.

Are the patterns moving?

Or are they perfectly still??


The patterns are used to test the level of stress a person can handle.

The slower the pictures move, the better your ability of handling stress.

Alleged criminals that were tested, see them spinning around madly.

However, senior citizens and kids see them standing still.

None of these images are animated - they are perfectly still.

How did you do? 


  1. What a neat post! The first two didn't move at all and the last one moved really, really slowly. Thanks for sharing this. :)

  2. That is really interesting. I will have to have my 12 y/o look at them. She is a stress monkey. I didn't look for long...for fear of a migraine. But yeah they were moving for me...in a slow almost hypnotic fashion.

  3. I will have to have my 12 y/o look at these. She is a stress monkey. I didn't look at them very long--for fear of a migraine--but when I looked at one spot then it was motionless. If looked at the whole thing there was movement. Slow and steady. At least I am not criminal. ;)

  4. Hi Mari-Ann, thanks, happy you enjoyed it!

    Jayne, you must be really relaxed because it moved for me.

    John.g. after a few drinks, it should start moving LOL

    Lourie, thanks for dropping by. Happy you enjoyed it. Yes, the trick is to stare at it for at least a minute then for sure it starts moving. Its not an exact science!...

  5. They moved very very slowly for me - does that mean I'm a potential criminal who handles stress well? ;-)

  6. Saltyfish, you are worrying me! LOL Contact your closest authority if it starts moving like crazy. Better that than no movement at all which indicates you are a senior citizen....

  7. or a kid .. sometimes I think I have a mental age of 12 and the attention span of a puppy :D

  8. They all moved for me! I am quick tempered and easily excitable, so I am not surprised that they moved. Thanks for stopping by today. Pretty cool post!