Higher oxytocin levels could be why women find it easier to spot facial features in inanimate objects after having baby, say researchers

Whether it’s seeing Jesus in burnt toast, a goofy grin in the grooves of a cheese grater, or simply the man in the moon, humans have long perceived faces in unlikely places.

Now researchers say the tendency may not be fixed in adults, suggesting it appears to be enhanced in women who have just given birth.

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