Thursday, September 20, 2012
I researched more into the topic of face blindness, a topic that was covered in class. Prosopagnosia is a condition in which people have difficulty remembering and identifying faces. This condition ranges from mild to severe. Some people with this disorder are unable to recognize faces that should be familiar to them, recognize faces that are unfamiliar, and in severe cases, may not even be able to recognize their own face. At worst, the individual may not be able to identify a face from an object. Face blindness is not related to memory loss; it is caused by abnormalities in the part of the brain that controls facial perception. I tested my ability to identify familiar faces. I scored eighty-eight percent, which is above normal. I had fun with the face recognition test. It was more difficult than I had thought it was going to be.