20 New and Incredible Pictures of Pareidolia Experienced by People Who Captured It for Everyone to See
Did you know that the phenomenon of seeing shapes of actual things in natural formations, phenomena, and objects is called pareidolia? Sometimes, you could be staring at the tiles on your floor and suddenly see how the patterns could resemble some evil face or clouds that look like a donkey or a horse. Almost everyone of us have experienced pareidolia simply because our brains seem to be programmed to look for patterns in random streams of information. Here are some of the most amazing images of pareidolia you will ever see.
Maybe this is why fairy tales exist literally. Who can blame storytellers for those wonderful fairy tales? It is obviously images like these that have triggered the imagination. On a more serious note, Pareidolia is the illustrated interaction between the visual cortex and the frontal cortex of the human brain.
2This lady looked like a muppet
At first glance that is exactly how she looks until you realize she is actually a lady. This is what pareidolia does say experts. It suggests that our brains are very sensitive and we keep expecting to meet some type of object in our environments or surroundings that is biologically and socially relevant to us.
3Two rocks that look like a mom breastfeeding a baby
According to one Professor Kang Lee of Toronto University who gave an example “when you are walking in a dark street in the evening, your brain is on high alert to detect whether any threat will jump out any moment. In this case, you are more likely to have face or human pareidolia because it is important for you to err on the side of caution if you mistake a tree as a human being.”
4That banana doesn’t want to be eaten it seems
Imagine finding a face in a banana. This is what happens as the professor points out. Pareidolia is an ambiguous occurrence but for certain people, the expectation of the frontal cortex is so high that even start seeing faces in things and situations that others won’t.
5We all would love to believe
Pareidolia or not, this pebble is simply amazing and looks like an alien’s face imprinted on it. The professor says that even those who see extreme cases of pareidolia don’t have anything wrong with them.