You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know

My new essay on face blindness, "Who Are You?" appears in the December 2022 issue of Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science.

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.

Read more about prosopagnosia 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.)

Alexander Gelfand interviewed me for an article in Seek, during my visit to Rockefeller University, "Beyond Recognition."

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