Pareidolia

This topic contains 54 replies, has 12 voices, and was last updated by  Horatio Hadley 2 months, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #315480

    Dahlia Ambrose
    Keymaster

    We have all sometimes looked at the clouds and seen faces of animals or humans or perceived other objects. We also perceive faces of humans, animals, or others in everyday objects like tree trunks, vegetables, fruits, household objects, etc.

    This psychological phenomenon of seeing faces in inanimate objects is called Facial Pareidolia and it has been suggested that Pareidolia is a consequence of the brain’s information processing system.

    According to Wikipedia,

    Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon in which a mind responds to an image or sound by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists.

    When we are often doing nothing, our mind still continues to make out any figures from the surroundings or the objects around. Have you photographed any of those objects? If not start looking around you for objects with faces 🙂

  • #315481

    Dahlia Ambrose
    Keymaster

    What do you perceive?

    Pareidolia

    • #315511

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Crocodile snout

    • #315531

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      First thought was a horse, but now Kent has said crocodile, I can see that too.

    • #315660

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      I showed this one to my husband, he saw a crocodile too 🙂

    • #316364

      davidc
      Participant

      Sea Horse

    • #325218

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Kent, Diane, Frogdaily and David, thank you. Interesting what everyone sees. When I looked at it in real, it looked like  the skull of a cow or bull to me. However, I think the angle from which I shot this, makes it look very different now. It does look like a crocodile or even a seahorse 🙂

  • #315482

    Frogdaily
    Participant

    It is a lot of fun finding faces in objects … here is a Banana Face

    Banana Face

     

  • #315535

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    alien in the bedhead ….

    pareidolia

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by  Tersha.
  • #315584

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    Coyote face rock.

    Coyote Face Rock

  • #315585

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    The Snake.

    The Snake

  • #315727

    bucweeet
    Participant

    Here's one from a while ago….

    Reflection….

    Reflection

    • #316151

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Wow, that looks like the face of an animal, unsure what. A perfect catch Paul 🙂

    • #325520

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Amazing colours. Looks like the sphynx before its face fell off.

    • #328161

      davidc
      Participant

      Missed this one. Definitely a native American looking across the plains. Brilliant!

    • #356594

      Horatio Hadley
      Participant

      I agree with David, it struck me as a Native American.  Terrific image Bucsweet.  Thank you.

  • #315755

    Laurel-Anne
    Participant

    tree face

    • #316152

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Wow, can see a face 🙂

    • #356525

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Reminiscent of the walking/talking trees in Lord of the Rings.

  • #316085

    davidc
    Participant

    The deer and the badger
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    • This reply was modified 10 months, 1 week ago by  davidc.
    • #316153

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      This is a very nice find David. Love it 🙂

    • #356526

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Great eye…never would have spotted this myself.

  • #328086

    Eileen Thompson
    Participant

    Ivy Monster

  • #328164

    davidc
    Participant

    Tortoise stretching for food. 🙂

  • #356406

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    Branching Out
    Branching Out

  • #356502

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Posted this on another thread recently but it really belongs here.

    • #356511

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Yeah a great one for this throwdown Graham. I see a monstrous bird amidst the clouds 🙂

    • #357015

      davidc
      Participant

      I see a whale with the black clouds add the white and you have a dolphin. Three for the price of one Graham.

  • #356534

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    Animal Spirits
    Animal Spirits

    After a forest fire it seems as if the trees take on Animal Spirits.

    • #356551

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Wow that green eye!!! Love it Robert and a great find. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • #356592

      Horatio Hadley
      Participant

      Robert, this image has such a scary feeling to it.  I see the snarling teeth, nose and green eye.  Terrific image, thank you.

    • #357016

      davidc
      Participant

      Dragon!!!!!!!

  • #356593

    Horatio Hadley
    Participant

    Before I realised that this particular throwdown was created, I was in a local Lowe's Home Improvement store and this jumped out at me.  I was in the store laughing, because it was complete with earrings.

    • #356787

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Good one!

      • #356821

        Horatio Hadley
        Participant

        Thank you Kent.  I was beginning to think that I was spending too many hours in the hardware store, and starting to lose my mind.

    • #356832

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Lol…I like this one Horatio 🙂

    • #357017

      davidc
      Participant

      Very funny Horatio well spotted.

    • #357147

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Brilliant! Makes you think that whoever designed this connector knew exactly what they were doing. At some point, they were looking at a two-dimensional design drawing in an office and thinking…..'yeah, that's cool.' LOL.

    • #357152

      Robert Apple
      Participant

      Now every time I plug in the welder I think of this post.

  • #356880

    Federico Alegria
    Participant

    Are you scouting for unstable minds @dahliaambrose?

    Jajajaja, just kidding.

    Pareidolia is quite a fascinating thing indeed.

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