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Prosopagnosia
« on: October 01, 2015, 09:18:42 pm »
The inability to recognize the faces of familiar people, typically as a result of damage to the brain.

It's gotta name!

There's a test here http://www.faceblind.org/facetests/ff/ff_intro.php

My Results

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Out of 30 faces, you correctly identified 6.
You were familiar with 27 of the people in this test.

If we exclude the ones you were unfamiliar with, you got 22% correct.

On our previous version of this test, the average person with normal face recognition was able to recognize about 85% of the faces they were familiar with. If you missed more than half of the faces you were familiar with, this may indicate face recognition difficulties.

I confess I was rather pleased to get 6;  I suspect I'm not alone.

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Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2015, 09:28:42 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 09:30:48 pm »

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2015, 09:32:20 pm »

Kim

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Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2015, 09:39:08 pm »
Ah, the Wowbagger test  ;D

I can't remember what I scored, but I'm unsurprisingly crap at recognising grainy cropped images of famous people.

I'm lazy and mostly recognise people by their hair, mannerisms, bike lights[1], etc.  It's why I find films about Men In Suits hard to follow.


[1] A special form of prosopagnoisa associated with The Fridays.
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Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2015, 09:46:04 pm »
Results


Out of 30 faces, you correctly identified 27.
You were familiar with 30 of the people in this test.

If we exclude the ones you were unfamiliar with, you got 90% correct.

On our previous version of this test, the average person with normal face recognition was able to recognize about 85% of the faces they were familiar with. If you missed more than half of the faces you were familiar with, this may indicate face recognition difficulties.

 :thumbsup:

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Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2015, 09:48:03 pm »
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Out of 30 faces, you correctly identified 24.
You were familiar with 29 of the people in this test.

If we exclude the ones you were unfamiliar with, you got 83% correct.

On our previous version of this test, the average person with normal face recognition was able to recognize about 85% of the faces they were familiar with. If you missed more than half of the faces you were familiar with, this may indicate face recognition difficulties.

There were very few women's faces in the test.
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Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2015, 09:48:31 pm »
My biggest problem was Ah! That's wotsisname...
They didn't have a box for that.  88% anyway.

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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2015, 09:48:55 pm »
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Out of 30 faces, you correctly identified 24.
You were familiar with 29 of the people in this test.

If we exclude the ones you were unfamiliar with, you got 83% correct.

On our previous version of this test, the average person with normal face recognition was able to recognize about 85% of the faces they were familiar with. If you missed more than half of the faces you were familiar with, this may indicate face recognition difficulties.

There were very few women's faces in the test.

Do you recognise women's faces more than men's?

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2015, 09:50:49 pm »
Hard to say, I didn't get the chance.
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Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2015, 09:53:51 pm »
Do you recognise women's faces more than men's?

I think I do, but mostly because they have more distinctive hair.
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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2015, 09:57:03 pm »
Hard to say, I didn't get the chance.

The ratio was 7 women, to 23 men, so you would seem to have a point. Clearly designed by a bloke.

Although, to be fair - it's a genderless test; the gender of the picture is immaterial.

red marley

Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2015, 10:02:37 pm »
Familiar with all 30 people but could only recognise 20 of them (67%), so below average but probably not problematically so. Having said that, I have found myself on occasion talking with someone thinking they were someone entirely different, which was embarrassing to say the least. I do find that increasingly I seem to be surrounded by people who I think I probably know, but have no idea from where, so have to bluff much of the time. This probably comes across as rude, even though unintentional.

Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2015, 10:09:47 pm »
Familiar with all 30 people but could only recognise 20 of them (67%), so below average but probably not problematically so. Having said that, I have found myself on occasion talking with someone thinking they were someone entirely different, which was embarrassing to say the least. I do find that increasingly I seem to be surrounded by people who I think I probably know, but have no idea from where, so have to bluff much of the time. This probably comes across as rude, even though unintentional.

You wanna deal with the Simon Legg approach?
'Here's Jurek. In the blue top. He will lead the ride as far as the half-way stop' Or something.
Suddenly, you have 80 - 100+ people who are your friends and know your name...
Work with that.

Kim

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Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2015, 10:14:33 pm »
I do find that increasingly I seem to be surrounded by people who I think I probably know, but have no idea from where, so have to bluff much of the time. This probably comes across as rude, even though unintentional.

As I've become older and wiser (and more of my social circle have acquired autism spectrum diagnoses), I've got a lot more relaxed about just getting it over with and asking people who they are.  It's still rude, of course, but it's much less confusing. 

The social model would place responsibility on people for being insufficiently distinctive...   :)
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Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2015, 10:17:06 pm »
Out of 30 faces, you correctly identified 10.
You were familiar with 26 of the people in this test.

If we exclude the ones you were unfamiliar with, you got 38% correct.
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Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2015, 10:17:26 pm »
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The face you just saw was Margaret Thatcher.

You said you thought it was I blame You, Thatcher.

Yes! I got it right.
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Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2015, 10:17:40 pm »
You wanna deal with the Simon Legg approach?
'Here's Jurek. In the blue top. He will lead the ride as far as the half-way stop' Or something.
Suddenly, you have 80 - 100+ people who are your friends and know your name...
Work with that.

That's normal for me.  Everyone seems to know who I am before I even start.  Has been since school (where I started off at a disadvantage due to crap hearing and rapidly progressed to being memorably weird).
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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2015, 10:19:12 pm »
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The face you just saw was Margaret Thatcher.

You said you thought it was I blame You, Thatcher.

Yes! I got it right.

No. NO! NOOOOOO!!!

I too thought that... and decided, "Nah, that would simply be too cheap."

How could you stoop so low?

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Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2015, 10:21:30 pm »
I got the first 4 wrong and gave up.

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« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2015, 10:22:10 pm »
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The face you just saw was Margaret Thatcher.

You said you thought it was I blame You, Thatcher.

Yes! I got it right.

I correctly identified her as "Margaret Bastard Thatcher".

Tellingly, I can't actually remember how I did on the remainder of the test ........... :facepalm:.


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Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2015, 10:25:29 pm »
12 out of 30 is actually better than I expected. TBI effects mean I often wouldn't recognise family if they were out of the time/place I expected to see them.
46% so still failed.

Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2015, 10:26:26 pm »
The only face I 'knew' but didn't recognise was Tony Blair.

fboab

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Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2015, 10:27:32 pm »
The only face I 'knew' but didn't recognise was Tony Blair.
Me too. I think it was a crap picture.
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

red marley

Re: Prosopagnosia
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2015, 10:28:03 pm »
I managed to confuse a certain ex US President with the Funkadelic front man. I don't think it was their faces that confused me.

I did fail to identify the ex Sedgefield MP, which I count as a blessing.