Pareidolia

Pareidolia
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Any Idea what Pareidolia means ?

I did not know till I googled and found out the meaning ,when I started searching for how and why the Human beings are capable of weird imaginations of things that we see and ….I stumbled upon this terminology.

According to rationalwiki

Pareidolia is the phenomenon of recognizing patterns, shapes, and familiar objects in a vague and sometimes random stimulus.

It’s the result of your brain trying to “make sense” of input that really has no sense to find in it.

This is seen often in inkblot tests, where random splatters of ink suggest different images to different people (look, it’s a conspiracy: they’re all deliberately made to look like vaginas!) but also in cases of people seeing visions, ghosts, and other likenesses in what are actually just random patterns that happen to look like those things.

It’s part of the recurring discussion of representation in art ( The Treachery of Images) and is a fundamental component to understanding the philosophy behind modern art
It’s a psychological phenomenon that causes some people to see or hear a vague or random image or sound.

Seeing animals in clouds,or a face or rabbit in the moon are examples of Pareidolia.

Here I am posting 5 photos of clouds and let me know Which

animal/creature/soul you are imagining in this cloud formation.You

may differ the way I imagined.Feel free to tell what you imagined.

I am giving names based on my imagination.
Example 1.

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Can I say Bear & its Cub ?

Example 2.

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What about this one ?
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Pegasus

Example 3.

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And this one ?
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Pomeranian dog advising its puppy

Example 4.

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What do you imagine in this ?
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I imagine a Dragon,swallowing the Sun

Example 5.

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Now you can easily guess…
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Devil from the Hell threatening earthlings

What is your story ? What is your weird imagination of these 5 examples . Please share your thoughts.

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Pareidolia

http://earthsky.org/human-world/seeing-things-that-arent-there

4 thoughts on “Pareidolia

  1. Pareidolia is a type of apophenia, which is a more generalized term for seeing patterns in random data. Some common examples are seeing a likeness of Jesus in the clouds or an image of a man on the surface of the moon. Famous examples of pareidolia.

    Pareidolia: Seeing Faces in Unusual Places – Live Science

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  2. I’m not quite sure I’ll buy the portrait of Trump ;-), but yes there are a lot of motives up there!
    I’ve been shooting ‘cloud formations’ for years and at times you’d think that there would be an artist behind some of them, but I guess not . . . 🙂

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