Clockwork brains are mental

I’ve studied this moving gif (If it’s not moving for you, click through to a platform that shows moving gifs) for a while.  I think it’s pretty obvious that this brain isn’t working. I don’t just mean the loose cog at the bottom middle of the brain, a cog which moves for no reason despite being unattached to anything meaningful.

But, there’s no real order, no real interconnection.  And wtf is the spiky thing for?  It randomly jabs into slots for no obvious reason.  Having said that, all the cogs stop or start when it does its jab.

So is this a steampunked version of a mental disorder?  Is this deep and meaningful?

Or is it just art?