Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Faces

Part of my PhD work is about prosopagnosia, also known as face-blindness. It can be acquired (after brain damage through stroke or head trauma for example) or developmental (from birth).


The ability to recognise faces is something that most of us take for granted, in fact it seems as if we are hard-wired to see faces everywhere (if I see one more car with 'eyelashes' on the head lights...). It's almost incredible that there is actually one tiny part of our brain that is JUST for recognising human faces. 



I'm really lucky to be working with Dr Ashok Jansari and his team at the University of East London, who is doing work about prosopagnosia, and I'll be putting some of my work in progress here as it develops over the next few months.

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