Why isn't there a woman in the moon?

27 January 2022

Dr Jess Taubert from UQ's School of Psychology spoke to ABC Radio National about the illusion of seeing a facial structure in an everyday object.

Seeing a human face in an everyday object like a tree trunk or cloud is a well known phenomenon called pareidolia.

Australian researchers have now discovered there is a reason why there is a man in the moon and not a woman, and why Jesus appeared on a slice of toast and not Mary.

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