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…

Woebot – a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Chatbot

There’s a relatively new app out there called Woebot (available for Android and Apple). It’s an artificial intelligence chatbot that delivers cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT, for anxiety, depression, among other things… and it’s impressive just for the AI experience alone! Don’t settle for my opinion on that, though. Look at how two million messages are sent to it each week. Also, if you want to have an idea of how engaging it is, listen from about the 9:30 mark in the podcast below. The podcast had to act it out in the role of the bartender because the chatbot is just text right now. Finally, maybe just download it and give it a try!

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