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Neurotic people see Jesus in things

by | 18th, July 2015

The “Face on Mars” was one of the most striking and remarkable images taken during the Viking missions to the red planet. Unmistakeably resembling a human face, the image caused many to hypothesize that it was the work of an extraterrestrial civilization. Later images revealed that it was a mundane feature rendered face-like by the angle of the Sun.Do you see faces in inanimate objects (a condition known as pareidolia)? If you do, chances are you’re neurotic.

Brain Decoder, who works at Tokyo’s NNT Communication Science Laboratory tested 166 undergraduates to ascertain their ‘big five‘ personality traits and mood. The students were presented with pictures of random dots and invited to say what they saw.

The psychological tests found a link: students who scored higher for neuroticism were more likely to see faces in the dots.

Of course, that’s not to say Jesus really isn’t manifest in that tortilla, tree stump or stain.

Spotter: Brain Decoder

Photo: The “Face on Mars” was one of the most striking and remarkable images taken during the Viking missions to the red planet. Unmistakeably resembling a human face, the image caused many to hypothesize that it was the work of an extraterrestrial civilization. Later images revealed that it was a mundane feature rendered face-like by the angle of the Sun.



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