Neuropareidolia: diagnostic clues apropos of visual illusions.

@article{MaranhoFilho2009NeuropareidoliaDC,
  title={Neuropareidolia: diagnostic clues apropos of visual illusions.},
  author={P{\'e}ricles Maranh{\~a}o-Filho and Maurice Borges Vincent},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  year={2009},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={
          1117-23
        }
}
Diagnosis in neuroimaging involves the recognition of specific patterns indicative of particular diseases. Pareidolia, the misperception of vague or obscure stimuli being perceived as something clear and distinct, is somewhat beneficial for the physician in the pursuit of diagnostic strategies. Animals may be pareidolically recognized in neuroimages according to the presence of specific diseases. By associating a given radiological aspect with an animal, doctors improve their diagnostic skills… 

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