Why do we sometimes see in the shapes of clouds images of animals and human faces?!

2022-01-12 2022-01-12T11:09:36Z
رنا السيلاوي
رنا السيلاوي
محرر أخبار - قسم التواصل الاجتماعي

Weather of Arabia - If you look at the sky and meditate deeply on it, you will begin to see different patterns of clouds shaped like people, animals, or things that have meaning, such as a picture of a rabbit, or a human face. This phenomenon is very common, but seeing shapes in the clouds has nothing to do with meteorology, but with the working mechanisms of the human brain, and here is the reason behind this strange phenomenon..

The reason we see animals and people's faces in the clouds is a phenomenon called Pareidolia , an optical projection that occurs as a byproduct of the strange way we process visual information. It's not just clouds, many people see strange things like faces. , and animals in other materials such as tiles, wall cracks, tree branches and even coffee grounds.

Kara Federmeier, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Illinois, explains the phenomenon this way: When you set your eyes on something, you search your memories for anything that might look like it. He associates cloud shapes with memories of familiar shapes, a psychological phenomenon based on the belief that any vague random stimulus may be significant and meaningful.

We leave you with pictures of clouds that you will see as shapes of various animals:

Also read: If clouds are white, why do they turn dark gray before it rains?

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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