Today on Mel’s Diner we’re talking about stripes and we’re doing a skill-testing question.
Have a look at the photos you see of Vernon’s iconic cement stairs, located on 32 Ave in the East Hill. How many stripes do you see in the photos?
Stair photos by Melanie O’Hara
How many stairs do you count? Chances are you might not be able to figure out the exact answer. And there may be a logical explanation for that according to researchers.
Studies say that our brains haven’t evolved to handle stripes. They are apparently an issue for our brains. “Researchers report in the journal Current Biology that just looking at the rigid, geometric pattern of stripes—even still images of them—affects our brain in a way that in extreme cases can produce seizures and migraines. Objects as seemingly innocuous as radiator grills “can be provocative,” one expert tells the Telegraph, and patients with pattern-sensitive epilepsy have to cover them as a preventive measure. While the exact reason why is still a mystery, scientists say that stripe patterns increase our brains’ gamma oscillations, which are linked to both headaches and seizures. One hypothesis is that because the “extreme regularity” of things like blinds and escalators does not exist in nature—even the stripes of zebras aren’t perfectly patterned—our brains have not evolved to cope with them”. (Newser)
Stripes Photos from pinterest.
I found it amuzing that I read this story today while wearing stripes. What does it all mean? I don’t know. But perhaps you can share your stripes? A photo of someone or something with stripes in it? TALK or TEXT 250-545-7557, Facebook, Tweet, Instagram or email email@example.com
Today in the Kiss FM studio we were joined by Sherry Farris with regards to the Mother’s Day Breakfast coming up in Armstrong on Sunday. Note the stripes Haha! These beautiful quilts will be raffled off at the Mother’s Day Breakfast at the Hullcar Hall in Armstrong. The breakfast runs from 8 AM to 11 AM. For more details see the Community Page on 1075kiss.com
And for a chuckle from the iconic Bill Murray movie “Stripes” have a look. Melanie.