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the spontaneous perception of connections and meaningfulness of unrelated phenomena.
Numerology could be an example of this. Also, try playing Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" to "The Wizard of Oz."
by xenophile February 25, 2004
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Apophenia is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data.

apophenia can be classed as a false alarm, caused by an excess in sensitivity.

Apophenia is often used as an explanation of paranormal and religious claims, and adherence to horoscopes.
political opinions and insistence on opinion polls.
socially in terms of perceived consenus.
and underpins the origin of selfconsciousness and the original misidentification with the ego.
"last night that dj was on fire , banging out tune after tune, each song connected in a way that really spoke to me and combined with the visuals i had an enlightening experience."

"that's apophenia , that is mate."

by RadioRental July 28, 2009
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