publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

face pareidolia in the rhesus monkey

Taubert, Jessica; Wardle, Susan G.; Flessert, Molly; Leopold, David A.; Ungerleider, Leslie G.;
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  • Published: 13 Nov 2018 Journal: Current Biology, volume 27, pages 2,505-250,900 (issn: 0960-9822, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Summary Face perception in humans and nonhuman primates is rapid and accurate [1–4]. In the human brain, a network of visual-processing regions is specialized for faces [5–7]. Although face processing is a priority of the primate visual system, face detection is not infallible. Face pareidolia is the compelling illusion of perceiving facial features on inanimate objects, such as the illusory face on the surface of the moon. Although face pareidolia is commonly experienced by humans, its presence in other species is unknown. Here we provide evidence for face pareidolia in a species known to possess a complex face-processing system [8–10]: the rhesus monkey ( Maca...
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Medical Subject Headings: genetic structures
free text keywords: Cognitive psychology, Primate, biology.animal, biology, Face detection, Face perception, Genetics, Pareidolia, Eye movement, Illusion, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Perception, Article
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

face pareidolia in the rhesus monkey

Taubert, Jessica; Wardle, Susan G.; Flessert, Molly; Leopold, David A.; Ungerleider, Leslie G.;