Photo Series Documents The Times People Experienced Pareidolia In The Most Unexpected Places


Have you ever heard about the term pareidolia? It is described as the tendency to interpret a vague stimulus as something known to the observer, such as seeing shapes in clouds, seeing faces in inanimate objects or abstract patterns, or hearing hidden messages in music.

To determine its severity, however, we need more tests. As such, we’ve compiled a series of images in which your mind might perceive a pattern that isn't actually there. But don't worry if your score is high. Scientists believe that this kind of subconscious information processing accelerates judgment and decision making when a fast reaction is needed. And this ability, as much as we use it for recognizing human emotions, also helps to determine the demeanour of wildlife.

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  1. 1 All Dogs Go To Heaven

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  2. 2 He Fried For Our Sins

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  3. 3 The Water Flying Onto This Elephant Looks Like An Elephant Too

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  4. 4 A Shark Hanging Upside Down Looks Like Someone Laughing Maniacally

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  5. 5 Lady In White Waterfall

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  6. 6 Cat Or Dog Jumping Over A House? Which One Do You See?

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  7. 7 Bad Omen?

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  8. 8 This Plant That Looks Like A Human Face

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  9. 9 This Eroded Rock

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  10. 10 You Get Afraid Thinking These Are Ku Klux Klan Members Until You Realize They Are Only Closed Parasols In The Beach

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