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Interactive video lesson plan for: Pareidolia: Why People Keep Seeing Crazy Stuff on Mars

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Why do people supposedly see a woman in pictures sent from Mars by the Curiosity Rover? For the same reason that people see Pepe the Frog in their toast, or Jesus in a tortilla: a phenomenon known as pareidolia.

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Sources:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acp.2874/abstract
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945214000288
http://www.minddisorders.com/Py-Z/Rorschach-technique.html
http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/woman-mars-photo-ghost/2015/08/12/id/669697/
http://www.cnet.com/news/ufologists-spy-woman-female-figure-in-mars-rover-pic-nasa-rolls-eyes/
http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewfrancis/2015/08/10/no-thats-not-a-woman-on-mars/

Tagged under: pareidolia,psychology,memes,perception,woman,mars,curiosity,rover,space,Rorschach test,religion,skepticism,jesus,tortilla,science,hank green,sci show,news

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