(Canadian Press) A Canadian-led study about the ability to see famous faces in everyday objects was one of the winners of the Ig Nobel Prize awarded at Harvard University on Thursday.
The annual honours — a spoof of the Nobel Prize — are produced by science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research, and celebrate unusual, imaginative and humorous scientific achievements.
Ten Ig Nobel Prizes have been awarded each year since 1991 with several real Nobel Laureates handing out the awards each ceremony.
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University of Toronto professor Kang Lee was lead author of the study Seeing Jesus in toast: Neural and behavioral correlates of face pareidolia published in the journal Cortex earlier this year.