Thursday, May 8, 2014

Jesus is Toast

Imagine preparing your breakfast - perhaps some eggs, toast, something else, and looking down to find Jesus staring back at ya'. We've seen the image of Jesus manifest in some very strange places - trees, clouds, cracked glass, other foods, etc. but this one really is comical. Great job or - like most of reality - it was photoshopped. Yup! We've also been photoshopped. He told me that this the 2D imprint of a 3D event - just food for thought. Has he been reading my blogs or following the physicists? Just another slice of life folks.

Why It's Perfectly Normal to See Jesus in Toast   Live Science - May 8, 2014
The man in the moon. Jesus in toast. The Virgin Mary in a grilled cheese sandwich. Faces are everywhere - even when they're not, strictly speaking, supposed to be. Now, new research reveals the brain processes that underlie these facial false alarms, a phenomenon called "face pareidolia." The findings suggest that expectations matter. When people expect to see a face, these expectations may activate a brain region responsible for processing faces. Pareidolia is a well-known phenomenon, responsible for turning a rocky landform on Mars into a face and a water stain on a Chicago underpass into the Virgin Mary.

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant, a form of apophenia. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages when played in reverse.