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Why some people see faces that aren't there
Our brains are so adept at detecting faces that we often see them in random patterns, such as clouds or the gnarled bark of a tree. Occasionally one of these illusory faces comes along that resembles a celebrity and the story ends up in the news.
A new study reported on our Research Digest asks whether some people are more prone than others to spotting these illusory faces.
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