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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.

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