Many people have suggested that Yogi’s face might have been manipulated (photoshopped) in photos, but Desjardins, the owner, swears that the images are real and unaltered.
With such a human face, people are starting to suspect if the photos are, in fact, real. In today’s digital world, it is very easy to tweak the photos using Photoshop and everybody has access to such software. So the Mirror Online asked Yogi’s owner, Chantal Desjardins, if she had been having some fun in Photoshop.
Desjardins discarded the suspicions and said, “It [photo] is not doctored at all. Those are my dogs. I put the photo up in December. It really isn’t [edited]. I’m not a photographer at all. I think it’s just his eyes and the way he’s looking at the camera.”
The reason behind Yogi’s resemblance to a human face can be explained by science. This phenomenon is known as “baby schema” that tricks human brains to associate things like big eyes and round cheeks with baby humans.
Well, science explains everything, or so they say. Research suggests that our brains have the ability to recognize certain animal expressions or faces as cute or human. This phenomenon has been named “baby schema.” What happens is when humans see certain facial expressions or features in animals, their brains automatically associate these with human babies. This is the reason why we find certain dogs and cats so cute.