As a species…
We have issues.
Who doesn’t know this…
But did you also know, that amongst these issues, there actually exists a psychological phenomenon known as Pareidolia.
[via Wikipedia] Pareidolia ( /pærɨˈdoʊliə/ parr-i-doh-lee-ə) is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records played in reverse. The word comes from the Greek para- – “beside”, “with”, or “alongside”—meaning, in this context, something faulty or wrong (as in paraphasia, disordered speech) and eidōlon – “image”; the diminutive of eidos – “image”, “form”, “shape”. Pareidolia is a type of apophenia. [Read More about this fascinating phenomenon!]
In other words…
With only the slightest tweak from our imaginations?
We can easily envision, say, a face amongst the stars!
[via Space] The wispy clouds of a distant nebula bursting with newborn stars take on an eerie face-like shape sculpted by stellar winds in a new photo snapped by a telescope in Chile.
The hotbed of star birth, called NGC 3324, is full of hot young stars, whose ultraviolet radiation is making the gas clouds glow.
The stellar wind and radiation from the newborn stars has also punched out a cavity in the surrounding gas and dust.
The edge of the wall of gas and dust at the right in the photo resembles the profile of a human face, with a ridge in the center that looks like a nose.
Astronomers often attach nicknames to nebulas based on their shape and their earthly likenesses. NGC 3324 is sometimes called the Gabriela Mistral nebula, after the Nobel Prize-winning poet from Chile, ESO officials said.
The new image was captured by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) La Silla Observatory in Chile’s Atacama Desert.[See the photo and video of the face-like nebula] [Read More]
A demon hiding in the cushions.
[via DailyMail] It could just be a trick of the light. But the terrifying face in this picture could be something more sinister.
At first glance, there is nothing untoward and the image has divided the internet between the people who can see it, and those who cannot.
Once it is pointed out, however, it is difficult to take your eyes away from the face that suddenly becomes clear.
The origins of the picture are unclear, but it’s possible that it was actually created by someone hiding behind the cushion while being photographed.
Or it could be something that somebody has been created using Photoshop.
However it was made, it is hard to look away or get the image out of your head. [Read More]
Holy crapolia – Did you freaking see that thing hiding in the sofa?!
Really hanging on to the fact that I am sure this is yet just another case of Pareidolia getting the better of me.
Please, good G A W D….