Here’s The True Story Behind The Optical Illusion Used To Indicate Stress Levels

We’ve all heard of and experienced the dreaded S-word. Stress. Tough times at work, low marks in exams or even relationship troubles can cause it. In small doses, it is actually quite useful. But chronic stress can seriously affect mental as well as physical health. It’s known to cause depression, heart diseases and fertility problems. Which is why it should never be self-diagnosed based on optical illusions on the internet.

What’s the fake news?

There’s an image of an optical illusion circulating on the internet. Reportedly created by Yamamoto, a Japanese neurology professor, it comes with the promise of decoding your stress levels.

“If it’s not moving, or just moving a little, you are healthy and have slept well. If it’s moving slowly, you are a bit stressed or tired. If it’s moving continuously, you are over stressed and might have mental problems.”

The designer used Akioshi Kitaoka technique. His intention while making it was to draw an illusion. His caption further reiterates the fact that Yamamoto Hashima is not the real creator of this picture.

If you or anyone you know has been fooled by this fake news, do share the truth with them.


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