What is Pareidolia ? The World English Dictionary explains the term as "the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist". Most of you have not heard about the term Pareidolia but everyone would have experienced it. Have you seen patterns in the clouds, in the shoes, mosaic floors, trees, vehicles and in other places ? It is how you make patterns of face, animals in the clouds and in the above mentioned things.
Why Pareidolia Happens ?
Many studies and researches confirm that Pareidolia provides a psychological determination for many delusions that involve the senses but it believed that it is most often has religious tones. A study in Finland found that the Pareidolia happens for religious people and for people who believe in supernatural powers. They tend to see faces in lifeless objects and landscapes.
The greatest artist of all time, inventor of many things and a designer Leonardo da Vinci, in his extensive book wrote "If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, if you are about to invent some scene you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills,".