Saturday, March 22, 2008

Face-blindness and stones

I learned something new today. This link explains about Prosopagnosia or face-blindness, using stones.

One of the hardest things to do is to try to imagine what it is like to experience the world in a completely different way. One of the reasons I read books (and blogs) is to walk in someone else's world for a while - whether that world is fictional or real.

6 Comments:

Blogger Granite said...

If you want to know more about face blindness have a look at www.faceblind.org or faceblind@yahoogroups

March 22, 2008 4:21 pm  
Blogger Deborah said...

wow - I've just spent ages reading up on this. I can't believe I never heard of it before, but it's absolutely fascinating... and begging for a novel I think.

March 22, 2008 5:14 pm  
Blogger Roger said...

Oliver Sacks is good to read on this kind of thing.

March 23, 2008 9:14 am  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oliver Sacks is excellent, isn't he? I read the Man who mistook his wife for a hat ages ago, I must read it again.


Thanks for the links

March 24, 2008 10:45 am  
Blogger Sage said...

There goes me, I can remember numbers but cannot recognise faces except where they are familiar as in day to day encounters.. I have perfected the art of having a conversation which nicely covers me asking questions, like how are the family etc, without having to mention them by name in the hope that they give me a clue as to their identity. Thought it was just me, but apparently not.

Sage

March 25, 2008 9:21 am  
Blogger 007and a half said...

Ha! Face blindness! I have that and can't quite believe how most other people can tell who someone is just by looking at their face. I have blogged about it a few times (link below). The stones analogy you link to is the best I have come across :-)

I would make a hopeless witness to a crime as I couldn't even pick my husband out of an ID parade if they could find others of the same height, build and hair colour. I'm good on numberplates though (that's how I identify my neighbours generally).

http://secrets-and-subterfuge.blogspot.com/search/label/face%20blindness

March 26, 2008 7:18 pm  

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