Pareidolia as additional approach to improving education and learning in neuroradiology; New cases and literature review

Fatehi, Daryoush. and Salehi, Mohammad Gharib. and Farshchian, Nazanin. and Mohammadi, Mohsen and Rostamzadeh, Ayoob. (2016) Pareidolia as additional approach to improving education and learning in neuroradiology; New cases and literature review. Biomedical and Pharmacology Journal, 9 (1). pp. 81-89.


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Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon including the simulation of images and sounds which it is somewhat beneficial for the physician in diagnostic strategies. Radiology is one of the important training courses for many students, especially medical students and resident doctors. Due to the brain, neck and cervical spine is crucial for learning as well as disorders and histo-pathological finding in this area are very similar, therefore, a diagnostic system with specific criteria for each type of pathologic signs is essential for learning and training. The mental illusions and pareidolia is one of the key strategies in the diagnosis of various diseases and likened to an object, animal or anything tangible. For radiologist and neurologist in addition to having, proper knowledge of the theoretical and academic information should also be a good artist because they will be able to diagnose diseases of the brain, neck and cervical spine. Pareidolia are a useful method of recognizing clinical and radiologic patterns that aid in the memorization and im-prove general diagnostic skills. Therefore, main purpose of pareidolia in radiology and medical imaging is establishment and foundation of universal diagnostic sign for faster and most correct diseases differentiation especially the brain, neck and cervical spine.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical educationو Memory and learningو Mental illusionو Neuroradiologyو Pareidolia
Subjects: WL Nervous system
WN Radiology . Diagnostic Imaging
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences Academic Groups > Department of Anatomy (Histology and Embryology
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Neurological Diseases
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 09:09
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 05:50

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