Apophenia and pareidolia - unbelievable mind tricks

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PostFri Feb 25, 2011 6:11 pm » by Tertiusgaudens


Apophenia and pareidolia are unbelievable mind tricks. This has a deep meaning especially here at dtv, and everybody should know about these phenomena. Here is a nice read:

http://www.txparanormal.com/articles/14 ... -they-seem

(see also wikipedia article)


And here a nice poem (unluckily here called paradolia; pareidolia would be correct):

Paradolia- A Way of Perception

A depressed Guy
Was staring at sky,
Abruptly a form popped up
Assembled from
The lonely wandering clouds,
Appeared to him
Weeping inconsolably;
Suddenly, the warm joy welled up from within,
And the same clouds colluded to carve out,
A laughing form.

(Paradolia is the phenomenon of finding familiar images in random scenes, like faces in clouds or religious icons in root vegetables)

Dr Hitesh C Sheth
24/05/2009

http://www1.poemhunter.com/poem/paradol ... erception/


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PostFri Feb 25, 2011 6:30 pm » by Newdawnrising


Many times it requires the eyes of an artist, to to reveal what others don't first notice. Of course there are the critics that would say that the mind sees what it wants to , I never have cared for critics. Critics have to political of views which is, at best a 50/50 contribution.
I know the voices in my head aren't real, but man, sometimes they have some really good ideas.

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PostFri Feb 25, 2011 7:39 pm » by 99socks


This has been pointed out soooo many times on this forum...

The people who need to know and understand about it are precisely the ones who ignore it....
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PostFri Feb 25, 2011 8:12 pm » by -Marduk-


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