The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Face blindness – when you can’t recognise a familiar face

Face blindness – when you can’t recognise a familiar face | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
 In this winning essay for the Wellcome Trust science writing prize, Kate Szell reports on research into prosopagnosia – face blindness
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A very insightful summary of a very unusual disability - which starts right from when we are first born and try to recognise any objects that look like faces.

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

What makes us see Jesus in a taco, or a human face on Mars? | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Photographer Todd Terwilliger calls this picture "Skull Flower," for reasons that should be obvious.

[Nice article summarising current thinking on why we see faces in everyday objects.  Good explaination of the role of the fusiform gyrus. - GC]

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