Category Archives: Pareidolia

Apophenia vs Pareidolia

              “…the tendency to see patterns that do not actually exist are called apophenia, defined as the unmotivated seeing of connections accompanied by a specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness, while the misperception of … Continue reading

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What Caricatures Can Teach Us About Facial Recognition

“To better identify and remember people, we turn them into caricatures,” Wired reporter Ben Austen writes in “What Caricatures Can Teach Us About Facial Recognition”. The story explores our incredible aptitude for distinguishing one visage from another by focusing on each punim’s … Continue reading

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Faces in Things

              A collection of faces in things on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/alexandra408/pareidolia/

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Faces, Faces Everywhere

Interesting article in The New York Times regarding the phenomenon of “pareidolia”, which is seeing faces in objects and nature where there are no actual faces. Here they argue for the ‘holistic’ view and the ‘expert’ view, which is getting … Continue reading

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Five Face Recognition Facts

Face recognition, aka face perception, is the cognitive ability enabling your brain to recognize faces. Furthermore, it relates to the relationship between recognizing faces and other face-processing aspects. The many facets of face recognition: 1. A specific part of the … Continue reading

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Master Thesis Plan

A master’s thesis plan must show that the student is able to work in a scholarly manner and is acquainted with the principal works published on the subject of the thesis… Well, this is my contribution: Master Thesis Plan

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All About Psychology About Pareidolia

The magazine ‘All About Psychology’ has a short article regarding the phenomenon of pareidolia; the psychological phenomenon that makes us see faces in random places, which is the perception of an ambiguous and random stimulus as significant. Read more here: http://www.all-about-psychology.com/pareidolia.html

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