Thursday, 14 June 2012

You know what`s Prosopagnosia?

Hi bloggers, today I’ll write about an article at www.guardian.co.uk related to psychology.
Did you hear any about prosopagnosia before this post? Because it’s the first time I read that word.
Turns out that Prosopagnosia (or face-blindness) it`s a disorder of face perception, it means that sufferers have problems to remember faces. According to the piece of news I read, 2.5% of the population might have developmental prosopagnosia; so it`s more common than it looks.
Prosopagnosia can affects suffers in different ways, like a kid who cannot remember his friends in school, a teacher who don`t recognize her students , people who can`t recognize their own face in a photo or even a more serious problem like not being able to recognize your boss or your girlfriend or boyfriend.
Also this problem is related to others perception disorders like identifying other people's emotional expressions or judging age or gender of faces.
Like you can imagine with the examples I write, it can turn in a terrible embarrassment or affect the sufferers’ social aptitude and employment options.
So, in order to help this people, there is a group of psychologist investigating about this disorder. They want to provide evidence that confirm their hypothesis of the Prosopagnosia being a hereditary and physiological rather than a psychological problem.
If you want to know more about prosopagnosia, help in the investigation or check if you have prosopagnosia go to the link above. That`s all, bye bye.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/jun/20/face-blindness-research
http://www.prosopagnosiaresearch.org/

1 comment:

  1. a problems to remember faces!!! :O
    that's queerish!!!

    ReplyDelete