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« Reply #50 on: 13/11/2008 03:17:09 »
this picture looks like donkey kong runing behind a barrel.  [;D]

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« Reply #51 on: 13/11/2008 07:34:35 »
What about the face on Jupiter blowing a kiss?



That was good for a chuckle! Nice one Eth!

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« Reply #52 on: 13/11/2008 09:17:34 »
Those features are actually on Jupiter. I just added a bit of colour to highlight them.
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« Reply #53 on: 13/11/2008 09:45:56 »
the Great Red Teenage Spot I know about - I guess the others were "swhirly white things"? (Official term, of course)

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« Reply #54 on: 13/11/2008 09:52:41 »
I guess the others were "swhirly white things"? (Official term, of course)

Or a Cat from Red Dwarf term

Here is the original Jupiter pic:-



OK, maybe I added the nostrils  [;D]  but you can clearly see the eyes & mouth.
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« Reply #55 on: 13/11/2008 10:07:14 »
Ah yes, "Swhirly thing alert!"

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« Reply #56 on: 31/10/2009 18:35:16 »
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Michael Jackson spotted on a Rover 200?

There is an uncanny resemblance to Billie Jean singer. But then again, it could also be confused with any of the following:

• Generic Eighties rock band frontman
• Jesus
• Noel Fielding
• Alan Rickman in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves 
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« Reply #57 on: 03/11/2009 08:56:10 »
Here's a funny one too:
Look on google maps with satellite view for this: 32.676139,-117.157786
Gotta love the irony of the US Military [;)]
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Violets are blue.
Most poems rhyme,
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« Reply #58 on: 03/11/2009 09:07:44 »
Vot ist ironic here???
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« Reply #59 on: 03/11/2009 14:50:38 »
I've heard a space heater produce "garbled voices"; however, as I understand speech production and recognition, it's was obviously combinations of frequencies approximating vowels formants (in fact, it all sounded like garbled "vowels" and no consonants).

On the subject of recognising of garbled voices ... http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/matt.davis/sine-wave-speech/

[Not pareidolia]

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« Reply #60 on: 03/11/2009 16:13:11 »

I'd swear it looks like there is a gargoyle on the back of my dog's bag of food.

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« Reply #61 on: 01/12/2009 01:31:14 »
RD, that sine-wave speech is pretty cool.

I believe it is similar to what people with a cochlear implant "hear".

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« Reply #62 on: 01/12/2009 01:34:22 »
Jesus I hate ironing ...
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« Reply #63 on: 07/12/2009 05:03:52 »
Well, I do all the time and this phenomenon is called "Pareidolia". It is the ability of the mind to make patterns from random "noise", such as seeing faces in the fronts of cars by the way the headlights and grill are situated. Also, with something like this  :-)  smiley face. This happens not only with visual stimuli, but with sounds too - sometimes you may think that you have heard a voice, but in fact it was the result of a mixture of sounds and/or harmonics that your brain translates as something more recognisable. This ability to "see" patterns in otherwise random structures can be seen as an evolutionary advantage - those that spotted the predator in the jungle (the face in the random noise) were more likely to have survived than those that didn't.

My favourite pareidolia effect can be seen on Google Earth (which I'm assuming that you already have and am therefore not advertising for it). Just put in these coordinates, and tell me what you see!

50° 0'38.20"N 110° 6'48.32"W

Post up your own pareidolia photos and favourites - there are plenty around - just look in your burger bun!

It happens to me on a daily basis - but i never knew there was an atual scientific name for it.

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« Reply #64 on: 07/12/2009 05:04:36 »
I initially thought i had a form of synesthesia.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZGcNx8nV8U

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« Reply #65 on: 11/01/2010 13:24:56 »
A weird phenomenaan
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Does Russell Brand need any more publicity ?.  [:)]
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« Reply #66 on: 16/08/2010 16:20:47 »
To me The Philippines looks like the bones of an animal with a big scull.

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« Reply #67 on: 16/08/2010 16:22:29 »
There is a silhouette in the east as well as the western borders of the state of Idaho.

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« Reply #68 on: 16/08/2010 17:18:15 »
I had Elvis in my glitter tray once or was it Jesus? I'll try and fine the photo I took.

I've done it all my life. I used to sit for hours on the toilet in my Mums house as the floor tiles were strangely patterned and you could find many different faces if you looked at them differently. I heard that babies are predisposed to focus on facial features in order to recognise Mum and safe people. I guess some of us never stop doing it. When the light shines in my bathroom window the sun and shade make Brian Blessed appear. What fun!
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« Reply #69 on: 17/08/2010 03:48:54 »
When the light shines in my bathroom window the sun and shade make Brian Blessed appear. What fun!

Probably not as good as his appearance on HIGNFY ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5__VFxOI99E   [:)]

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« Reply #70 on: 17/08/2010 09:56:09 »
When the light shines in my bathroom window the sun and shade make Brian Blessed appear. What fun!

Probably not as good as his appearance on HIGNFY ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5__VFxOI99E   [:)]

I remember laughing so much my stomach ached and I was in tears watching that....  [;D]

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« Reply #71 on: 23/08/2010 10:43:16 »
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« Reply #72 on: 26/12/2010 04:27:55 »
Does this also explain why sometimes when I hear a loud noise and my eyes are closed I see a flash of white light?
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« Reply #73 on: 26/12/2010 05:11:59 »
Does this also explain why sometimes when I hear a loud noise and my eyes are closed I see a flash of white light?

That sounds like phosphenes (not pareidolia) ...

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A phosphene is an entoptic phenomenon characterized by the experience of seeing light without light actually entering the eye. Phosphenes are flashes of light, often associated with optic neuritis, induced by movement or sound
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphene

or possibly synesthesia.
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« Reply #74 on: 26/12/2010 22:04:30 »
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« Reply #75 on: 29/06/2011 12:55:03 »
OK this MJ lookalike is deliberate  [:)] ...

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« Reply #76 on: 02/07/2011 04:17:20 »


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« Reply #77 on: 02/07/2011 15:38:31 »
In beaver cosmology, your soul goes back into the trees.

Beaver ? , surely it’s a sloth …

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« Reply #78 on: 02/07/2011 22:15:49 »
It's got beaver written all over it. Just shows you are what you eat.

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« Reply #80 on: 11/03/2012 00:43:46 »
Marmite Jesus ...


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8071865.stm

Gotta spread that on Jesus toast.
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« Reply #82 on: 02/04/2012 11:09:32 »
I see thing on woods... faces, animals and more
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« Reply #83 on: 05/04/2012 13:31:53 »
Do you see a face in this plastic sheeting? It was staring at me when I was in my kitchen a year or so ago!
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« Reply #84 on: 17/05/2012 02:40:07 »
Seeing faces in patterns and textures is a huge part of my life. Faces of the unknown surround me, one forming another and another as I create them with my brush or they spontaneously appear in my camera lens.

Pareidolia, Paranoiac Critical Method, Frottage, Visual Perception, Facial Recognition, these are just a few of the terms used to describe my ability. I have spent hundreds of hours researching, trying to find out why I see these faces, who they are and if there is anyone else that has the same type of visions as I do. 

To clarify my work, I will start with my paintings; pretend you see a face in the clouds and had a long paintbrush; you could bring out the face with the brush by highlighting and shading so others could see what you see.  Well, that's how I create the faces in my art, they are already there, I just bring them out for you. My photographs are completely different and more perplexing for me. I don't do anything to my photos, the faces just appear.  They are everywhere. 

Any thoughts?
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« Reply #85 on: 17/05/2012 03:06:18 »
Do you see a face in this plastic sheeting?

higher contrast and a tighter crop helps ...

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« Reply #86 on: 17/05/2012 05:11:57 »
I was sheet faced on Saturday night.
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« Reply #87 on: 17/05/2012 06:18:36 »
Seeing faces in patterns and textures is a huge part of my life ... they spontaneously appear in my camera lens.

 My photographs are completely different and more perplexing for me. I don't do anything to my photos, the faces just appear.  They are everywhere. 

Any thoughts?

Excessive pareidolia can be a psychiatric symptom,

If you see faces "everywhere" then you will see faces in photographs of everwhere,
i.e. the camera is not generating the frequent face illusions, your brain is.

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« Reply #88 on: 17/05/2012 07:35:30 »
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Seeing faces in patterns and textures is a huge part of my life ... they spontaneously appear in my camera lens.

 My photographs are completely different and more perplexing for me. I don't do anything to my photos, the faces just appear.  They are everywhere. 

Any thoughts?

Excessive pareidolia can be a psychiatric symptom,

If you see faces "everywhere" then you will see faces in photographs of everwhere,
i.e. the camera is not generating the frequent face illusions, your brain is.


Hmmm....   Please count how many faces you see before clicking on this thumbnail.

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« Reply #89 on: 17/05/2012 07:48:39 »
Others see them as well..

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« Reply #90 on: 17/05/2012 08:27:44 »
Others see them as well..

I'm only getting a witchy face on "face 1" ...

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I can't see any faces on "face 2".

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« Reply #91 on: 17/05/2012 15:29:54 »
I would like RD to explain to me how this is possible.. I have thousands of pictures with faces in them that are so clear, it only takes a second for someone to see them. Without prompting, or power of suggestion.


This picture I took will be the perfect example.  Look in the center of the photo and tell me the first thing you see.

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« Reply #92 on: 17/05/2012 23:10:11 »
I would like RD to explain to me how this is possible.. I have thousands of pictures with faces in them that are so clear, it only takes a second for someone to see them. Without prompting, or power of suggestion.

The brain is biased towards identifying patterns as faces, there has been evolutionary selection for it : an animal will have a better chance of survival if it errs on mistaking an inanimate thing as a face than vice versa.  [ the unrecognized face could be a predator or prey ]

Very little visual information is required for us to interpret something as a face, e.g.   :-)   :¬)
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« Reply #94 on: 18/05/2012 02:27:17 »
Are you sure it's not Boris Karloff?
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« Reply #95 on: 18/05/2012 02:53:49 »
Are you sure it's not Boris Karloff?

I didn't know Boris wore red lipstick ...

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« Reply #97 on: 26/11/2013 02:32:25 »
Chonosuke Okamura saw faces in millimetre sized mineral grains ...

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http://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume6/v6i6/okamura-6-6.html

[ Not just faces ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chonosuke_Okamura ]
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« Reply #98 on: 03/05/2014 14:15:22 »
I spotted these in a mandelbox fractal

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« Reply #99 on: 16/10/2014 12:53:02 »
I see faces in things all the time, Mostly clouds.
I've just started a Facebook page with lots of photos I have taken ...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/600377633407123/