Neural mechanisms underlying visual pareidolia processing: An fMRI study

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Akdeniz G., Toker S., Atli İ.

Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.34, no.6, pp.1560-1566, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.12669/pjms.346.16140
  • Title of Journal : Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.1560-1566


Objectives: Pareidolia is the interpretation of previously unseen and unrelated objects as familiar due to previous learning. The present study aimed to determine the specific brain areas that exhibited activation during real-face and face-pareidolia processing.