March 22nd, 2009

Mad Scientist's Union

Bring more tuna!!

Hey kids! Here's a funny example of auditory pareidolia using Carmina Burana. :-) This exploits the same wiring glitch in our brains that results in people believing in EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena), backward lyrics in Led Zeppelin songs, and children's dolls saying "Islam is the light."

Incidentally, visual pareidolia is the same "finding patterns where none exist" mechanism, and gives rise to seeing faces in clouds, Jesus in a piece of toast, and the virgin Mary in the window streaks of a car dealership. All of which goes to show that brains are fun as well as tasty!
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