PadmaVonSamba wrote:Look up these terms:
Yes, I'm familiar with these terms, it is common in pareidolia to see faces in some place where there is no face, but in this case it was the opposite, sometimes there was a face and I just saw a bunch of unrelated objects.
I think this is quite common. It is among many artists I know, and in some art classes you are trained to see this way.
After teaching English as a second language for many years, I now have a similar experience with hearing,
where I break down what people say into distinct, separate syllables
and this sometimes makes it hard for me to understand what people are saying.
I can't cite a specific occurrence of this,
but its like if you say "Definitely"
I might hear it as "deaf in Italy".
Rowling uses this word breakdown in Some of the Harry Potter stories.