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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 Rorschach inkblot test, named after famous Swiss Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Hermann Rorschach.

Today is Rorschach’s birthday – he was born in 1884. The inkblots in Rorschach’s test are used as psychological 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.