Definition: Prosopagnosia (aka face blindness)

Prosopagnosia

Prosopagnosia, also called face blindness, is a cognitive disorder of face perception in which the ability to recognize familiar faces, including one’s own face (self-recognition), is impaired, while other aspects of visual processing (e.g., object discrimination) and intellectual functioning (e.g., decision-making) remain intact.

 

Basically, you just can’t recognize faces, including your own, or have a lot of difficulty doing so, despite your ability to recognize other things and make decisions being quite normal or even good.

 

From this really interesting TEDRadio Hour podcast…

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