Our friend Ned Block sent us a very timely Monty cartoon (by Jim Meddick) in response to our Monday’s blog post on pareidolia illusions:

by Jim Meddick

Ouija boards have even more to do with the ideomotor effect than with pareidolia, as we discuss in our book Sleights of Mind. But it’s still a funny cartoon!

See what pareidolia is all about on our September/October Scientific American Mind’s Illusions column:


A Faithful Resemblance

When seeing is believing

By Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik


Send us your favorite jokes about neuroscience or illusions, and we’ll post them here.

-Susana Martinez-Conde