Many people have seen faces or strange shapes in clouds or other objects. This psychological phenomenon is called pareidolia. According to Wikipedia, pareidolia “involv[es] a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant.” It “is a type of apophenia, seeing patterns in random data.”
This week’s post features rocks that most of us will perceive as animals, a phenomenon known as zoomorphic pareidolia. These rocks are found throughout the world in a variety of settings, including arid regions and rocky coasts.
Mr. Violin sheds light on curious facts about Brazil – but he also touches on issues that somehow connect Brazilians to world topics, making his audioblog an invaluable link between South America’s powerhouse and the rest of the globe.