Pareidolia Faces in Coffee
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Images of faces in coffee created by random drips from a coffee machine.
Our brains seem to be intent on finding faces everywhere - from clouds to tree bark - a phenomenon known as ‘Pareidolia Faces’. This is not so surprising in such a social animal where the ability to differentiate between friend and foe could prove critical.
Research suggests that there are seven basic universal facial expressions: Happiness, Sadness, Anger, Surprise, Fear, Disgust and Contempt.
A relatively large area of our brains, the Fusiform Facial Area, is thought to be associated with the recognition of Faces and insult to this area can lead to a condition known as Prosopagnosia or Face Blindness.