Thursday, September 24, 2015
Recently in class, we discussed a perception-based disorder called prosopagnosia. This disorder, also referred to as face blindness, is the inability to recognize faces of people you know. This disorder varies in intensity between those afflicted so one may even have a slight form of prosopagnosia without their knowledge. To test this myself, I took a test in which I was shown various celebrity faces and asked to write the name of each person. The average score for this test is 85% correct names, but I only scored a 70%. I suppose it wouldn't be a stretch to say I personally am not as good with faces as I had once thought. Typically I can recognize the faces of friends and family who I regularly see, but I never thought I would have an issue naming people I don't typically see.