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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Tayler

P A R E I D O L I A - a subsection of apophenia.

Updated: Sep 4, 2021

Is the visual projection of pattern recognition. It's unconscious and kicks in especially where faces are concerned to stimulate the fight or flight production of adrenaline. Everybody has it. Try walking down the high street without reading any of the signs - the words turn up in your head and you can't stop it.

Example of pareidolia in pictures. Remember if you have to circle it then it's done for effect and probably not real.

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