Face Blindness

Prosopagnosia (sometimes known as face blindness) is a rare disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired, although the ability to recognize objects may be relatively intact. It usually appears to result from brain injury or neurological illness affecting specific areas of the brain, although more recently cases of congenital or developmental prosopagnosia have also been reported.


Morse, M. T. (2017). Practice Perspective: Should individuals who do not fit the definition of visual impairment be excluded from visual impairment services? Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 111 (4), 377-381.


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Prosopagnosia-Information-Page

Brain Facts.org

http://www.brainfacts.org/Diseases-Disorders/Diseases-A-to-Z-from-NINDS/Prosopagnosia

http://www.brainfacts.org/Sensing-Thinking-Behaving/Awareness-and-Attention/Articles/2016/The-Mystery-of-Face-Blindness-111516

Face Blindness: How the Brain Perceives — and Sometimes Fails to Perceive — Human Faces                                                                           Source: Society for Neuroscience

http://www.brainfacts.org/Sensing-Thinking-Behaving/Awareness-and-Attention/Articles/2013/Face-Blindness-How-the-Brain-Perceives-and-Sometimes-Fails-to-Perceive-Human-Faces

Dialogues Lecture: Artist Chuck Close and the Science of Face Blindness

http://www.brainfacts.org/Sensing-Thinking-Behaving/Awareness-and-Attention/Articles/2012/Chuck-Close-Dialogues

Face blindness – when you can’t recognise a familiar face

In a winning essay for the Wellcome Trust science writing prize, Kate Szell reports on research into prosopagnosia – face blindness

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/nov/23/faceblindness-prosopagnosia-kate-szell-wellcome-trust-science-writing-prize-face-blindness?CMP=share_btn_link

Centre for Face Processing Disorders:  Information About Prosopagnosia

https://prosopagnosiaresearch.org/index/information

TestMyBrain – Prosopagnosia (Face Blindness)

http://www.testmybrain.org/do-you-suffer-from-face-blindness-seven-signs-and-symptoms-of-prosopagnosia/