pareidolia


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pareidolia

(păr′ī-dō′lē-ə)
n.
The perception of a recognizable image or meaningful pattern where none exists or is intended, as the perception of a face in the surface features of the moon.

pareidolia

An obsolete term for the delusional or inappropriate interpretation of visual clues.
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I enjoy a little pareidolia as much as the next guy and was tickled when Hannah Anderson, a manager at Martel's Pizza in downstate Murphysboro, sent her mom a photo of something she encountered while doing prep work for the day.
On the other hand, PFCX activation was not evident under the real-face versus face scrambled or face-pareidolia versus pareidolia scrambled conditions.
However, while I treat pareidolia as a harmless, childhood carry-over fancy, I observed how many treat it like portends of doom or manifestations of religious miracles.
My aim, however, is not to rehearse a catalogue of modernist pareidolia but to acknowledge that pareidolic impulses may inform the writings of key modernists when they engage inkblots as sites of suspect creativity.
La palabra pareidolia (que deriva de 'figura') esta definida como un fenomeno psicologico donde una imagen es percibida erroneamente como una forma reconocible.
The ophthalmic technician said: "This was a fantastic example of pareidolia, where our minds make us see a familiar shape when it doesn't actually exist.
Ja no segundo semestre de 2015, apos organizar uma exposicao do designer e artista grafico Roberto Marques produz o livro Pareidolia Tipografica com o qual inicia a colecao Grafica Utopica, dedicada a livros graficos e experimentais (Figura 12).
Well there is a reason for it - and it's called pareidolia. The illusion is usually caused by people interpreting patterns, random images or light and shadows as faces, with the best-known example arguably the "man in the moon".
However, medics claimed that the couple could be suffering from pareidolia, a condition where people see the image of Jesus in ordinary household stuff or food.