Apophenia

Apophenia: In psychology, the perception of connections and meaningfulness in unrelated things. Apophenia can be a normal phenomenon or an abnormal one, as in paranoid schizophrenia when the patient sees ominous patterns where there are none.
Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=39714

apophenia

apophenia The spontaneous perception of connections and meaningfulness in unrelated things; seeing patterns where none, in fact, exist. The experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. The term was coined in 1958 by Klaus Conrad, who defined it as the 'unmotivated seeing of connections' accompanied by a 'specific exp...
Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/1636/

Apophenia

Apophenia ə is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. The term is attributed to Klaus Conrad by Peter Brugger, who defined it as the `unmotivated seeing of connections` accompanied by a `specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness`, but it has come to represent the human tendency to seek patterns...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apophenia
No exact match found