According to Emily Lakdawalla, a member of Planetary Society, she acknowledges that anyone who will see the photo would definitely see the figure as humanoid but regards that it is nothing more than an example of pareidolia
. This was described as, "the human propensity to see patterns in random shapes."
A few columns ago I wrote about pareidolia
, the tendency to see meaningful images in random things, such as a barking dog in a cloud or the visage of Jesus in a grilled cheese sandwich.
is the interpretation of previously unseen and unrelated objects as familiar due to previous learning.
"I am quite scientific-minded so the first thing I had to rule out was that it was not something there causing it or pareidolia
- and it wasn't.
Others have ascribed his fanciful observations to pareidolia
, a psychological phenomenon in which the mind perceives a familiar pattern where none exists.
Staggeringly prolific, Yemi Bolatiwa, 27, is the frontwoman for genrestraddling outfit Pareidolia
, a frequent collaborator with funk band The Exactors, and she's part of local artistic enterprise the M20 Collective.
I learned a new word today, Pareidolia
. It's that psychological phenomenon wherein one perceives seeing a familiar image in daily visual patterns, say for example, finding faces or figures in cloud formations.
: Effects of contextual priming on perceptions of purportedly paranormal and ambiguous auditory stimuli.
The phenomenon is actually called pareidolia
. That describes the effect when the mind perceives a pattern where none exists.
, for instance, is seeing patterns in random data, such as the face of Jesus in a cream cracker or the date of the apocalypse in Donald Trump's social security number.
The psychological phenomenon of seeing an image, such as faces, where none exists is called pareidolia
Such phenomena fall under the aegis of pareidolia
, the impulse to extract meaning from the seemingly random--from clustering illusions to mondegreens and constellations.