Prosopagnosia

prosopagnosiaProsopagnosia (from the Greek words: “prosopon” meaning face, and “agnosia” meaning not knowing) or face blindness, is extreme difficulty in recognising faces. This is caused usually by some kind of damage to the fusiform gyrus, which is a part of the brain that activates specifically to faces. As people with this condition are unable to utilize the static or slow facial signals for recognition, they tend to use secondary clues such as clothing style, the way they walk, hair colour and style, body shape, and voice. I am personally curious as to whether people suffering from prosopagnosia could still recognise rapid facial signals such as micro expressions as I haven’t come across any studies in this area to date.

(Excerpt from True Lies, buy your copy here)

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About Stu Dunn

I have three major professional areas in my life: Team Dunn Real Estate (Harcourts Real Estate with my beautiful wife Bridget), SDL (Behavioural Science Consulting) and Qian Li Dao Academy NZ (Wing Chun Kung Fu). Stu & Bridget Dunn Real Estate: Providing awesome service and results through our approachable, professional and effective real estate services. http://stubridget.harcourts.co.nz/ SDL: SDL helps our clients to understand non-verbal communication and to avoid deception. We do this by providing online courses, training and specialist advice in areas of behaviour, emotional analysis and detecting deception. Both my wife Bridget and I are also FACS certified. I have also written an International Best Seller, True Lies; A Guide To Reading Faces, Interpreting Body Language & Detecting Deception In The Real World. www.MicroExpressions.co.nz, www.facebook.com/sdlmicroexpressions & www.StuDunn.com Qian Li Dao Academy NZ (Wing Chun Kung Fu): The Wing Chun System, known for its incredible speed, powerful straight punches & Chi Sao (contact reflex training), relies on angling & body mechanics rather than brute force. www.QianLiDao.co.nz
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2 Responses to Prosopagnosia

  1. Anon says:

    I think I recognize micro expressions. The one thing I have to comment about is the “usually caused by” bit. From what studies I’ve heard others quote (as well as from the proso community I see online), most cases are developmental, not caused by brain damage.

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