Saturday, October 10, 2009

Face illusions

There are some great illusions over at Scientific American that explore the human ability to recognize and process images of faces. A couple of them deal specifically with the Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile.

I thought that the final illusion was interesting because I found a different human face in the pile of coffee beans than the one that they pointed out, a result that confirms the Mooney face thesis that we need very little information to perceive a face.

Mooney faces



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