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Cool Word: Pareidolia

Remember lying on you back, looking at clouds and seeing all sorts of stuff pass by? As humans we have a tendency to recognise patterns and see faces where none really exist. This is called Pareidolia. A psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving familiar patterns.

 

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