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May 9 2014 12:51 PM

Why Do People See Jesus in Toast?

Because that’s what our brains do.

In a new study, researchers performed brain scans on 20 subjects and showed them computer images of indiscernible objects, telling some they’d see a face and others they’d see an alphabet letter. Even though nothing was there, more than 1 in 3 reported a specific image.

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