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Share What You See With Rorschach Google Doodle

November 8, 2013

Google Doodle Ink Blots

By Paul Thomson :: 12:42 AM

If you head over to Google’s website today, you’ll see some pretty funny looking inkblots. Those are from the├é┬áRorschach inkblot test, named after famous├é┬áSwiss Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst├é┬áHermann Rorschach.

Today is├é┬áRorschach’s birthday – he was born in 1884. The inkblots in Rorschach’s test are used as├é┬ápsychological evaluation tools where subjects’ perceptions of the images are recorded and analyzed using psychological interpretation and complex algorithms.

Practicing psychologists can use this test to evaluate a patient’s personality characteristics and their emotional functioning. It is often used to detect underlying thought disorders, chiefly in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes to a psychotherapist.

However, today on Google’s homepage, there’s no need for deep psychoanalysis – you can just click through some of the different inkblots, and share what you think you see with your friends on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.