What is pareidolia?
Pareidolia is the phenomenon of perceiving something significant from a vague or random stimulus, usually from something one sees, but also from something one hears. We all experience it occasionally. Being the miserly sort who picks up pennies, when a circular spot on the pavement catches my eye, it triggers “coin!” in my mind, but it is almost always chewing gum. Having grown up where snakes were not too uncommon, I react to a glimpse of something curvy on the ground. When I hear a dry oak lea More