Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Post #1 Prosopagnosia

After our discussion in class on prosopagnosia, "face blindness", I wanted to know more about this disorder and also wanted to see how well I could recognize faces. I went back to my room and decided to take the test. I ended up getting 88% of the faces correct. I feel like I would have done better if I knew my presidents a little better and some of the older celebrities that my parents would be more familiar with. Being a psychology major, as I listened to the lecture on this disorder and taking the test wasn't enough for me. I wanted to do further research and see exactly how and why some people can just simply not recognize faces. A video from CBS News Online did a "60 Minutes"report on a man who suffers from prosopagnosia. The video tries to explain how people with prosopagnosia see faces and they do a demonstration on what it is like to have this disorder.
60 Minutes

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