Google commemorates Sigmund Freud’s 160th birth anniversary with doodle

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Google has brought out a doodle to commemorate famous psychologist Sigmund Freud’s 160th birth anniversary. Freud, who is famously referred to as the master of psychoanalysis, was born on this day in the year 1956 in London.

The doodle which has been designed by Kevin Laughlin depicts Freud’s face jutting out from the ocean (presumably the Arctic) waters. The doodle is based on Sigmund Freud’s famed iceberg theory which suggests a topographical model of the mind. Interestingly, the mound that features in the original iceberg theory is replaced by Freud’s head resting horizontally on the waters. According to this model, the iceberg represents the three layers of the mind-the conscious mind to which we can attribute all our instinctual actions, the pre conscious mind which acts as a memory vault for easily retrievable thoughts, and lastly, the unconscious mind which is responsible for the life-changing decisions we make and determines our overall personality.

The projection beneath the surface of the water depicts the depth of the Arctic waters with the word ‘Google’ inscribed on it. Freud’s face is flanked by mountains filled with snow on either sides. The doodle also depicts a ship loitering dangerously close to the iceberg.

Sigmund Freud died of mouth cancer at the age of 83.