Life as a Prosopagnosiac
Saturday, May 10, 2003
Ever wonder what it's like to have prosopagnosia? How would you adapt to not being able to recognize faces as easily as the human mind usually does? Taking a look around the web, wondering about this, I came across a great page written by a long-term prospagnosiac, comparing rocks to faces to help the rest of us understand how it can be difficult to recognize the faces of people you see rarely, or every day.

Interesting to consider that an inability to recognize faces is more easily diagnosed, but agnosias come in all forms and severities, and what might be obvious to you might be obscure to others in ways that have nothing to do with logic, intelligence or insight, and everything to do with the higher-order precognitive recognition systems of the brain.

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