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
Face Blindness: How the Brain Perceives — and Sometimes Fails to Perceive — Human Faces Source: Society for Neuroscience
Dialogues Lecture: Artist Chuck Close and the Science of Face Blindness
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