November 30, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Martian Face

4 min read

I worry that NASA is suffering from apophenia and pareidolia. Both acute and chronic cases. What the heck? Let me explain. Do you ever look up at the clouds and see fluffy animals? Or maybe other things that clouds look like such as a train, plane, or a dragon? Pareidolia is the tendency of people to perceive animate or non-random features in a scene of random and inanimate objects. Cool word, huh? A good example of pareidolia would be the tendency to see faces …Read More