Mar 6, 2011

Pareidolia: Finding Face(s)

I saw a link posted on facebook where there were various examples shown of inanimate everyday objects that look like faces. There's even a name for the phenomenon: Pareidolia. ("Pareidolia! That's fun to say!") If you follow the link you'll read that "Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. It commonly occurs as face-like patterns in inanimate objects."

After seeing the examples, I thought it would be fun to go on a Face Finding Scavenger Hunt with the kids and experience some pareidolia of our own. Here is what we found:

Can you see it? Is it a phone stand or a face with a rather high hairdo?
Kaitlin called me on my way to work to tell me that she'd found this one.
Two eyes and a big smile - must have just been out shopping.
Poor fridge. So sad because it's hard water stains are showing.
I think this Odyssey has a rather smug smile considering how bad it needs a bath.
My kids see an animal with horns,  I see a skull. What do you see?
I do believe the vent is winking at me!

"I asked for wonder and He gave it to me."

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