Thursday, September 5, 2013

Eye of the Beholder - Why do we See Faces in Our Surroundings?

Pareidolia - Nearly everyone has experienced it But it doesn't necessary mean you’re crazy. "If you take a baby just after a few minutes of life, he will direct his attention toward something that has the general features of a face versus something that has the same elements but in a random order… and it may also be that our brain makes sense of these images by assigning meaning to them - sometimes things that are slightly "ambiguous" get matched up with things we can name more easily - resulting in pareidolia.

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