Galaxy Brain, also called Expanding Brain is a multi-panel exploitable image series, which compares the size and activity of people.
While it signifies higher intelligence, it is used in an ironic manner and is associated with ridiculous ideas and beliefs, rather than a legitimate credence.
The format appeared on Reddit’s r/dankmemes thread in 2017.
Spread and Usage
The template caught on and was paired with many other phenomena, including politics, music and video games.
It remained popular on Reddit, however the meme format became a major one, appearing on most social media sites, where people post memes.
- Dailydot – Why 2017 was the year of the Galaxy Brain