Word of the day- Apophenia

January 26, 2010 at 11:28 pm Leave a comment

From wikipedia:

Apophenia is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. The term was coined in 1958 by Klaus Conrad,[1] who defined it as the “unmotivated seeing of connections” accompanied by a “specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness”.

Yeah. That is what we do. Pattern recognition, only too well sometimes…

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