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Talking To Your Pets and Other Objects Linked To Social Intelligence

By: Lauren Hoffman

April 4, 2017

Do you find yourself often talking to your dog or possibly a household item?

Studies are now showing that there is a scientific reason behind this. The next time you catch yourself having a conversation with a dog or even your kitchen sink, just remember, it’s linked to social intelligence.

Humans have the ability to recognize faces just about everywhere. What most people assume to be “childish,” as you sit on your couch talking to your dog, it’s actually proof of why humans are so smart.

If your instinct is strong enough and you can see the faces in the objects below, you’re experiencing pareidolia. If you see a face, that’s your social intelligence working at its finest.