Prosopagnosia and face recognition

View transcripts of past chats on this topic here: Apr 19, 2016 and May 1, 2016.

Today’s #autchat topic is prosopagnosia, which is difficulty recognizing faces. It’s a problem for many (not all) autistic people.

Prosopagnosia can happen in other conditions too, such as Williams Syndrome, Alzheimer’s, and acquired brain damage. #autchat

Prosopagnosia is sometimes used to only mean “can’t recognize faces at all.” We’re going to also talk about subtler difficulties. #autchat

Questions:

Q1: How good are you at recognizing and remembering faces? Good? Average? Not great? Awful? #autchat

Q2: Has your ability to recognize faces changed over the course of your lifetime? #autchat

Q4: If you have difficulty recognizing faces, what problems does this create for you (for example, work, school, TV)? #autchat

Q4: If you have difficulty recognizing faces, what strategies do you use to recognize people or tell them apart? #autchat

Questions for this #autchat were written by @theoriesofminds.

 

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