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Pareidolia

What makes us see Jesus in a taco, or a human face on Mars?

In my master thesis on how the hormone Oxytocin enhances eye gaze to facial stimuli, I’m working with images of objects and natural phenomenons which resembles human faces.

I stumbled across this easy to read-article about the interesting phenomenon of “pareidolia”, and if you’re interested in how the human brain actually interpret a face as a face, its worth a read:

http://io9.com/5953993/what-makes-us-see-jesus-in-a-taco-or-a-human-face-on-mars

The more scientific article can be found here:

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/32/43/14915

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