Patternicity is a little bit complex concept to explain which explains about the the tendecy of human beings to find meaningful patterns in meaningless noise. One can see the patternicity and belief in every chartist mind those who is consistently looking for patterns into the random meaningless chart!
So Why do people see faces in nature, interpret window stains as human figures, hear voices in random sounds generated by electronic devices or find conspiracies in the daily news? A proximate cause is the priming effect, in which our brain and senses are prepared to interpret stimuli according to an expected model. Paranormalists hear dead people speaking to them through a radio receiver. Conspiracy theorists think 9/11 was an inside job by the Bush administration. Is there a deeper ultimate cause for why people believe such weird things? There is. I call it “patternicity,” or the tendency to find meaningful patterns in meaningless noise.
Dont miss this Ted video explained patternicity in a funny way!