Monday, April 25, 2011

Pareidolia: A Royal Edition

The neuropsychological phenomenon by which the brain interprets vague images as specific ones is called Pareidolia. A good example of this is when you see faces or animals in clouds. You can pretty much "see" familiar objects in almost anything.

Take a look at the spotted jelly bean above? See anything?


I could see a face at first, but when it was paired with this, it became unmistakable.





The future queen of England, Kate Middleton.




11 comments:

Adam Glenn said...

That's great!

Wanda's Wings said...

I saw the face immediately.

Xmichra said...

I saw kate immediately. Must be too much in the news. lol..

I think I have told you this before, But I have paredolia (or the symptoms of it at any rate). I see things in the oddest of places. I can usually pick out subliminal images quickly, and see such random things sometimes that it freaks me out. when I was a kid we used to put pink insulation in between the panes of windows and seal them with plastic, so the heat would stay in the house (on one side of our house), and I could see like a Joan of Arc kind of setting where there was a lady set on fire. Freaked me out. I lso didn't talk about it much, because 'm fairly sure I would have been put in therapy ;)

Dr. Deb said...

Adam,
Wasn't that funny

Wanda,
Great job.

Xmichra,
Like you, I can see things in the oddest of places too!

Casdok said...

Kate's face is on everything at the mo here in the UK!!

Dawn said...

That's so cool!

Dr. Deb said...

I wonder how long it will take for someone to dress up the jellybean with a wedding dress?

bkbsmiles said...

A wedding dress on a jelly bean would too cute! I do see the face. I used to see lots of things in clouds but I haven't in recent years. I don't know if it is because I need better glasses but even when I get a new prescription, I don't see much.

The thoughts are conveyed here.

I only see an ink blog. I only see a white cloud. If you see something new please lend it to me. I want to pretend to see something imaginary.

But I did see the princess in the jelly bean.

S'onnie said...

I could see Kate immediately before I scrolled down and saw the picture next to it

HP said...

Watch out for it on ebay shortly!

Dr. Deb said...

I just think this jellybean is such a funny story!