Pareidolia

This topic contains 28 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  Eileen Thompson 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 4 months, 3 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!

  • #315755

    Laurel-Anne
    Participant

    tree face

  • #316085

    davidc
    Participant

    The deer and the badger
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    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by  davidc.
    • #316153

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      This is a very nice find David. Love it 🙂

  • #328086

    Eileen Thompson
    Participant

    Ivy Monster

  • #328164

    davidc
    Participant

    Tortoise stretching for food. 🙂

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