Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Post #1 Facial Recognition Test

Prosopagnosia is also known as face blindness and occurs when the brain is injured. Some examples causing Prosopagnosia are head trauma, stroke, and diseases. The face blind test can be used to test memory, recognition, and face processing (features).  Out of 30 faces, I only knew 19 of them.  I learned I am not good at face recognition because I honestly thought I would have known more of the faces.  After I saw the name that responded to the face, I knew who the person was but had no idea there face matched.  All of the faces were faces I’ve seen before, but I had a hard time identifying their actual name.  For some faces, I remember movies they participated in, but not their names. Before I took the test, I thought the faces shown would have been more than their actual face.  After taking the test, I think hair and other features (distinctive characteristics) would have made the test easier because pairing the face to a specific feature allows us to remember a person.

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