If You Have Pareidolia, You Find This Picture Very Funny
I think we all can show signs of pareidolia, but I never would have seen this until it was pointed out to me.
First let's cover what pareidolia is. According to Wikipedia it is...
...the tendency for incorrect perception of a stimulus as an object, pattern or meaning known to the observer, such as seeing shapes in clouds, seeing faces in inanimate objects or abstract patterns, or hearing hidden messages in music. Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, the Man in the Moon, the Moon rabbit, and other lunar pareidolia. The concept of pareidolia may extend to include hidden messages in recorded music played in reverse or at higher- or lower-than-normal speeds, and hearing indistinct voices in random noise such as that produced by air conditioners or fans. Pareidolia was at one time considered a symptom of human psychosis, but it is now seen as a normal human tendency. Pareidolia is not confined to humans. Scientists have for years taught computers to use visual clues to "see" faces and other images.
So..what's so funny about this picture of the BJ's bathroom in Portland?
Do you see the face? You might if you needed a tampon.
I thought I didn't have this pareidolia, but I do. I do it to cars all the time. I love my Kia Sorento, but I think it looks upset and angry.
Do you have pareidolia? What do you see faces in?