Baby Yoda: Pareidolia and Patternicity in Sacral MRI and CT Scans

I am thrilled that this month (February 2021) the medical journal “PM&R” published an article that I wrote. The title is: Baby Yoda: Pareidolia and Patternicity in Sacral MRI and CT Scans.

Dr. Foye’s summary: In medical education, we often teach using comparisons. This includes harnessing the human tendency to “see” faces or other patterns in various stimuli (see: Pareidolia and Patternicity). We propose using the face of “Baby Yoda” as a template when reading sacral MRI and CT scans. This “Baby Yoda sign” helps you recognize normal anatomy and also abnormal pathology. 

Baby Yoda truly is within us all! 🙂

Click on the image to see it in the proper proportions:

Baby Yoda, Pareidolia and Patternicity in Sacral MRI and CT Scans, by Patrick Foye MD
Baby Yoda, Pareidolia and Patternicity in Sacral MRI and CT Scans, by Patrick Foye MD

This journal article was fun to write, covers solid medical educational points, and the illustrator did an awesome job.

“Baby Yoda” is the popular name for the small, cute, fictional character named Grogu (or “the child”), on the cable television series, The Mandalorian. Baby Yoda is apparently the same species as Jedi Grand Master Yoda, from the classic Star Wars movies.

Read the full article in the PM&R Journal here: https://doi.org/10.1002/pmrj.12496

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Patrick Foye, M.D.
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