National Geographic considers the Man in the Moon, from a neuroscience perspective

April 15, 2014

The moon is in the news today, with a total lunar eclipse occurring early this morning. National Geographic has posted an article about our long history of seeing a man in the moon (or other meaningful figures, depending on from where in the world you're gazing into the sky). In it, they turn to the Martinos Center's Nouchine Hadjikhani to explain pareidolia, the human tendency to see faces where there are none.