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Man With Rare Psychological Phenomenon Draws The Faces He Sees Everywhere

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Nov. 7 2018, Updated 11:35 a.m. ET

Artist Keith Larsen experiments with sound and media, but he's also an amazing illustrator. In a post for Bored Panda, he explained that he has a psychological condition known as Pareidolia, which causes your brain to react to visual stimulus by creating a more recognizable pattern.

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In Larsen's case, he mostly sees faces where most people see a bag, or a pile of rocks, or a door handle. Like this duck face: 

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Source: The Faces Within Places
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He also writes poetry, captioning that laundry animal with, "Grab my beak if it’s laundry you seek. You barely see me, maybe once a week. How can I not have this disappointed look? I dry your clothes as you read a book. I’m dryer duck, and for a buck, I dry the shirts you tuck. Handle my bill if you will, tweak left for your garments. I’ll see you next week, but please, no more vomit."

You can see all the unexpected characters scattered throughout Larsen's life on his Instagram account @thefaceswithinplaces, and they're really, really great: 

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Remember to swipe right to see the object that inspired his drawings. The caption on this image reads: "You’re in the bathroom at the urinal urine spilling. A sloth in transit with its oxygen filling. Arms resting in place, smile on its face, slowly but surely, it’s no race. Happy you’re there, the sloth happily stares. As you finish and flush, to the cosmos, no rush."

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The caption reads: "Hi there! I’m Sharron, the stall wall door. I hope the soap on my face stalls you from leaving this place. My look of surprise caused by the amount of hands not using my cleaning supplies. So, come hither and let me sanitize your mitts, then dry your hands after you rinse."

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I'll never be able to look at the water cooler the same way again.

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