Have you ever experienced Pareidolia?
Not sure what it means? “Pareidolia illustrates the interaction between the visual cortex and the frontal cortex of the human brain. It suggests that our brain is highly sensitive and expecting to encounter and process some special classes of objects in our environment because they are biological and socially important to our adaptions to the environment”, Professor Lee explained in an interview.
“For 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 at 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.”
This happens to many of us, right? We tend to see faces or other objects in things that are not related. In the event that you will, in general, observe lifeless things with faces, as well, at that point you’ve experienced the superbly unusual phenomena known as pareidolia! It’s an experience many of human beings share since we’re wired to search for familiar examples in casual streams of information.
In this article, we have collected various images for you that describes the pareidolia phenomena perfectly. Scroll down to see some amazing pictures that will definitely confuse you.
1. The fairy made up of water lilies!
Mother nature surprises us with so many different things!
2. A wooden dogo head.
3. T-rex made up of cactus.
Runnn or t-Rex will catch you!!!
4. The switches are scared of something.
Switches don’t want to be seen or noticed.
5. Is it the character from ice age?
6. Screaming capsicums!
What are these capsicums screaming at?
7. Wondering what scary thing did it see…
“I don’t know, but he’s having a runny nose ever since.” – Dfordorothy
8. Rusted dogo on a tile.
9. This shark looks hangry, angry and hungry.
10. Literally two poles dancing!
The professor pointed out that this is the reason why pareidolia often occurs in ambiguous situations. “However, for some people, their frontal cortex’s expectation for certain objects (e.g., faces) become so high that they see faces in many situations where no faces exist.”
He added that “even in this kind of situation, it is normal. There is nothing wrong with these individuals,” he stressed. “Pareidolia is different from paranoia or delusion or abnormal vision of individuals with psychosis. In fact, a recent study shows that those people with pareidolia tend to be more creative. Also, people who are religious may be able to see religious icons in non-face objects as well.”
11. Pigeon poop that looks like a pigeon!
This looks like a carefully drawn oil painting.
12. At last! I will eat the moon. CHOMP.
We have a lot more pareidolias for you! Keep scrolling down.
13. Shadow of two faces looking in the opposite direction.
14. Lizard on a mountain!
Is this lizard trying to climb the mountain?
15. Woman with a Muppet head.
Furthermore, Professor Lee depicted how pareidolia can play with our imaginations and change our perceptions. He said that “what we see are not things over there in the world but actually the co-creation of what is out there physically and what is in our mind mentally through our expectations and imaginations.”
“Pareidolia is a broader phenomenon as it extends to touch and sound and other sensory channels. For example, you sometimes sense your phone vibrating when it is not, it is a tactile form of pareidolia. When you hear voices in a noisy environment, it is an auditory form of pareidolia.”
16. Harry Potter fans would know what this is.
“House Slytherin is where you belong.”
17. This grasshopper is too cool!
OMG! Am I the only one who noticed a Lion’s face with glasses on his belly?
18. Goddess or a dancer?
Well, we don’t always find a dancer inside an orange, right?
19. The flying machine!
I have wings, I can fly!
20. Knees or faces of twins?
It would be so cool if this woman gives birth to twins that look exactly like her knees!!
21. The shape of the ice makes it look like a face!
22. Elephant oozing out of a cupcake!
Elephant wants to escape from the cupcake holder.
23. Eagle in a pink orchid.
This pink orchid looks like an eagle.
Yes, we know these are some amazing shots which were taken at the right time! It’s amazing how one can see these things from different perspectives. There’s more in the store!
24. The dying potato.
The potato had a good life but now it is time for the potato to say goodbye.
25. Piece of wood that looks more like the head of a dragon.
26. A dragon or a tree?
27. Hey hooman, why are you laughing??
The resemblance is so unreal!!!
28. Eye of a crocodile peeping through the drink.
A sneezing cat is imprinted on the dog.
Maybe your favourite pareidolia is yet to come! Scroll down and find out.
30. Cat stuck in a cup of tea.
Cat is trapped in the tea and it wants out!!!
31. I guess someone had fun in the storm last night.
At least someone is happy about the storm.
32. Why do you look so shocked?
Why would you do that to me, hooman?
33. We all can relate to this chair.
This broken chair looks so done with its life, well we all can relate dear chair!
34. Mother nature at its finest!
These rocks look like a mother breastfeeding a little baby.
35. Dog’s head on a piece of bread.
The dog even has ears!!
36. Snail with an eggshell!
“Oie this is so cute” – Nea
37. Butt crack on a brick?
Anyone with a dirty mind would see an ass on this brick.
38. This stone looks so aesthetic!
A stone with two eyes that resemble someone from another planet, a martian maybe?
39. A pickled cucumber that looks like an alien!
So, after looking at these pictures, what do you think that you were the only one who experienced pareidolia? Out of all these pictures, which one did you find the best or experienced something similar in person? Let us know into the comments section below!