Is Consciousness Fractal?

Our subconscious love for fractals may tell an evolutionary story

Nautilus
Nautilus
Oct 9 · 10 min read
A child hugs their knees to their chest, photoshopped into a large, red and orange circular fractal.
A child hugs their knees to their chest, photoshopped into a large, red and orange circular fractal.
Photo collage sources: Callista Images/Cultura/Getty Images; Imgorthand/E+/Getty Images

By Jordana Cepelewicz

Originally published at Nautilus on May 4, 2017.

In one way, Jackson Pollock’s mathematics was ahead of its time.

When the reclusive artist poured paint from cans onto vast canvases laid out across the floor of…

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