Could These Findings Explain Some Cases of Delusional Misidentification Syndrome and Visual Illusions?

Associate Professor Josef Parvizi presents the results of his fascinating research which involves recording activity in the brain and correlating this with inner experiences (phenomenology). The findings regarding face recognition have potential applications in the understanding of some of the Delusional Misidentification Syndromes. This is a heterogenous collection of syndromes which in some cases includes a disturbance in face recognition. Parvizi also mentions Pareidolia e.g. seeing faces in clouds.

Video of the Fusiform Gyrus

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