an exercise in miscellany

Pareidolia

In words & phrases on January 6, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records played in reverse.  Pareidolia is a type of apophenia which is is the experience of seeing meaningful patterns or connections in random or meaningless data.

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