Weird Nature

The Actual Reasons Why We See Faces In Everyday Objects

From the fronts of cars to weirdly human knots on trees, people see faces in the strangest places. But have you ever wondered why we see faces everywhere? It turns out there's a name for that phenomenon: pareidolia, which describes humanity's ability to identify discernible images in places where there aren't any.

In attempting to understand pareidolia, researchers have proposed several scientific and behavioral explanations. Many things impact people's ability to see faces in random objects. Though processes in our brains make it possible for people to anthropomorphize objects, human socialization and even individual belief systems also have an impact.

Pariedolia proves yet again that the human mind is full of surprises.