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Yep, humans are indeed hard-wired to detect patterns. (Had a great course on the brain earlier this year.)
Darth Pedant 8 years ago
I thought I'd read that somewhere years ago. Is it part of why we see faces in Grandma's floral wallpaper and shapes in the clouds and such? Or is that separate? (Oh, mysterious brain!)
From what I can tell, our brains are so into finding patterns that we find them where they aren't, sometimes.