Monday, March 23, 2009

Radio Program touches on Faceblindness

Something You Should Know radio program - The Crazy Things People Do



August 8, 2008
The Crazy Things People Do
Interview with Andrew Williams, author of Are You Crazy?

Mike Carruthers:
People are weird. So many people do so many weird things that maybe being weird is normal. For example, do you know a lot of people suffer from something called face blindness?

Andrew Williams:
Approximately 5 million Americans are believed to suffer with face blindness. And face blindness is the inability to recognize people from their faces.

Andrew Williams, author of the book Are You Crazy?...

Individuals who have this cannot recognize their children, their spouses, people they work with; and those people who have it often report that if they stand on their head and look at faces upside-down, it's easier for them to recognize the individual.

It just may be that we all have something weird about us so maybe we need to be a little more understanding of people who have things like face blindness . . .

At I'm Mike Carruthers and that's Something You Should Know.