Face Blindness

Dani Machlis, University Photographer, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
The Visual Perception Lab headed by Galia Avidan
Photo credit: Dani Machlis, University Photographer, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

My memoir, You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know, is about my experience discovering that I have prosopagnosia, also called face blindness.  I give talks on what it’s like to live with this puzzling, challenging condition.

If you think you might have face blindness or if you would like to learn more about the condition, here’s a good place to start your search.

Currently, I’m talking with Galia Avidan at Princeton about her research on networks and face perception.

Read more about face blindness here.

Faces are crucial in how we make sense of the social world. Alexander Todorov researches, among other things, how we look at faces and make judgements.

In the Social Perception Lab at Princeton, researchers study exactly how we perceive and evaluate face information. Todorov’s new book is of interest to the general reader: Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions. (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press.)

I was recently interviewed about prosopagnosia by Susan Fitzgerald for Brain & Life. You can read the full article here.