Monday, December 01, 2008

Your Mind's Eye

Face Recognition is the ability for the mind and brain to recognize faces. Many scientists agree that this skill is present from birth on.

Our tendency to be hardwired to see faces can extend to finding faces in things as well. This is called Pareidolia. I've blogged about this before, so here I add more pictures to the list.


Can you see the faces?











17 comments:

Mary said...

Hi Deb, I could see the faces, very interesting article..Mary

Carrie said...

Is it because we are always looking for the human connection?

Amazing!

Battle Weary said...

The dice faces are cute!

STAG said...

And then there are "happy" cars and "mean" cars. You go by the looks of their grills. Advertisers seem to like to target audiences appropriately.

Casdok said...

Yes!
My son is face blind - which as you can imagine can cause problems especialy when out as he sometimes follows the wrong person!

Palmtreechick said...

ha, at first I thought you meant recognizing someone on the street or something.

I saw this off-off-off broadway play one time, and about a year later I passed this woman walking down the street and I was like "I know here from somewhere." It took me two days to figure out that she was in this play, but now looked completely different.

Anonymous said...

Hi Deb! Those faces are so cute :)

Donna

Jade said...

Here's something to try. Hehe. Try staring at a stucko wall or one of those popcorn ceiling and see what you find.

princessdominique said...

Yes I see the faces. That was fun Deb!

jumpinginpuddles said...

we like the dice faces also

Deb S. said...

Informative and fun post!

Praise and Coffee said...

That is funny.
Love your blog, I'll be back!
Sue

CrackerLilo said...

Not only do I see the faces, but I find the dice quite disturbing! (I wonder if I would have otherwise, like just playing with them. Mine seems to be a minority opinion.) I think I've said this before, but my theory is that it has to do with the designers and manufacturers' subconsciouses at work as they create. You use what you have and what you know.

Anonymous said...

Wow, those are fun!

--Jaimie

Barbara K. said...

Whenever my husband I go hiking we make it a practice to see faces in trees, clouds, oceans waves, meadow grass. I didn't realize this practice actually has a name.

jenji said...

Again, the first one makes me revert back to Buck Rogers.

jenji

Dr. Deb said...

These are fun, right?