What is Pareidolia, and is it a dangerous disease?

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon where a person can see a certain form, pattern, or object on inanimate objects. In the world of health, phenomena like this are classified as visual illusions (mistakenly capturing, seeing and interpreting an image / shape) and visual hallucinations (as if seeing a face when not).

Is Pareidolia a Disease?
The human brain has the part that is responsible for the recognition and perception of the face and shape, namely in the front (frontal) and side (temporal) brain. According to Dr.Nouchine Hadjikhani from Harvard University, he said that this phenomenon had occurred since birth, in which the human brain would directly process the parts of the face that he first saw. Even so, several other research groups argue. that the emergence of this phenomenon can be one of the symptoms of a disease, especially related to the human central nervous system.

Here are some diseases that are often associated with Paredolia.
Lewy body dementia
One symptom that is often recognized by people with lewy body dementia is visual hallucinations, which account for up to 70 percent of all patients. Visual hallucinations arise due to degeneration of certain parts and accumulation of Lewy body (a type of plaque in the form of protein) in several areas in the brain. As a result, sometimes patients often see people, or certain animals that actually do not exist.

Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease is a disease that is quite commonly found in society. Disease with the characteristics of the patient running slowly accompanied by small steps is believed to arise due to imbalance of regulatory substances in the human brain.

According to some studies, people with Parkinson's disease also often experience visual illusions. they often see someone who is not actually a human, but an inanimate object. Some areas of the brain associated with visual perception and hallucinations are believed to play a role in this regard.

How can the doctor confirm the diagnosis?
Pareidolia is a phenomenon that can be diagnosed by conducting a test by looking at certain images. The subject or someone suspected of having Paredolia will be tested, they will be asked about the picture and their response will be assessed, especially if the subject says that they saw the picture resembles something or someone. This kind of test method is subjective, so the results really depend on the response of the person being tested. The doctor will also see other symptoms related to the decline in cognitive function in the person's brain.

Here are some quick ways to see if you experience symptoms of  Pareidolia or not.

Look at the pictures below
if you see the face in this picture, you are experiencing symptoms of Pareidolia.
Can Pareidolia Be Treated?
For those of you who have pareidolia, no need to be afraid. Because Not necessarily the phenomenon is a disease because indeed until now there has been no strong evidence between the relationship of pareidolia with certain brain diseases.

However, it is a good idea to consult your complaint with your healthcare provider if it is felt to be very disruptive to your daily activities or there are concerns from the people closest to you.

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