Face blindness, the World Science Festival, and CBS Evening News

Sanjay Gupta reported on Oliver Sacks and Chuck Close’s face blindness during last night’s CBS Evening News. Both Sacks and Close discussed in detail their bizarre experiences with the disorder, known as prosopagnosia, last June at the Festival during Strangers in the Mirror.

It’s also worth checking out RadioLab’s previous excerpt of this popular program.

Since Oliver Sacks and Chuck Close went public with their face blindness during the 2010 World Science Festival, I’ve been asked by several people about the “famous people recognition” demonstration used in the program. To take the actual test developed by go-to prosopagnosia experts, Brad Duchaine and Ken Nakayama, that we based the demonstration on, CLICK HERE. And visit to learn much more about prosopagnosia.


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