Staring at buildings can give you a migraine – via

According to this article, repetitive patterns in modern structures send our brains into overdrive.  Modern buildings, with their repetitive straight lines, windows, and railings can actually induce migraines because they differ so greatly from nature.  I previously shared an article about the same affect from striped clothing.
A research team led by the University of Essex now says this architecture forces our brains to work harder.  They found the brains of people looking at modern urban scenes require more oxygen, which tends to cause headaches.
Our brains have evolved over tens of thousands of years to effectively process scenes from the natural world.  Generally in nature, large stripes have a high contrast and smaller stripes a low contrast, so that they tend to cancel each other out.  But the artificial stripes found in modern buildings break this natural rule and their regular, repetitive spacing requires more effort for us to process.
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