Saturday, November 13, 2010

Patterns and Pareidolia

When I'm wondering if there is a connection between things, such as the pain in my shoulder and the men in my life, for example, I remember that the human mind is wired to perceive patterns in random events.  At least , that's what Bruce M. Hood says.  He's a psychologist who looks at superstitions (God IS in your Brain).

That's one of the reasons why people often mishear song lyrics like these:


Blogger Gail said...


I laughed heartily right out loud. :-) "thanks for that"

love you
peace and laughter

November 13, 2010 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Commander Zaius said...

Funny, I always associated the pain brought on by the women in my life in a lower portion of my body.

November 13, 2010 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger PENolan said...

Beach, it's that yin/yang thing making the world go around ;)

Yeah, Gail, it's one of my favorites. Glad you liked it.

November 13, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Friggin' hilarious! Of course, it's ruined Carmina Burana for me now, but still! I may have to do my own blog post using this video -- thanks for the inspiration!

November 13, 2010 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

HA! Made my day.

November 14, 2010 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger lisahgolden said...

I shall credit you when I work "saucy codpiece" into my conversations.

November 14, 2010 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger PENolan said...

Glad you kids have as much fun with this clip as I do.

Weird, though. I just woke up from a dream where Jon Stewart was giving me his retainer before going on air. Sheesh

November 15, 2010 at 5:19 AM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

Don't know what you're smoking Trish, but I want some.

November 15, 2010 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Susan Tiner said...

Ate spleen of niece? Hilarious.

November 15, 2010 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger PENolan said...

Mr C, c'mon over.
Susan, what can I say?

November 15, 2010 at 4:14 PM  

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