Our brains are wired to recognise a human face. Even when there’s only a slight suggestion of facial features the brain interprets an image – our minds fill in the blanks. Scientists know this as ‘pareidolia’, while lay people tend to call it the ‘Jesus in the toast effect’.
There is a point, however, where the resemblance to a human face by something that is not human can become a little creepy … read on
[FRANCE TODAY MAGAZINE – APR 2016]