Friday, May 14, 2010

Re: Faceblidness Front and Center - Lecture in New York


World Science Festival is presenting:

Strangers in the Mirror

 

Friday, June 4, 2010, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

What's it like to face a faceless world? Acclaimed neurologist Oliver Sacks once apologized for almost bumping into a large bearded man, only to realize he was speaking to a mirror. Sacks and photorealist painter Chuck Close—geniuses from opposite ends of the creative spectrum—share their experiences of living with a curious condition known as "face blindness," or prosopagnosia. The two will discuss the challenges of maintaining interpersonal relationships-- when even family and close friends appear as strangers.

Moderator: Robert Krulwich

Participants: 

Chuck Close

Chuck Close Chuck Close is a visual artist noted for his highly inventive techniques used to paint the human face, and is best known for his large-scale, photo-based portrait paintings. He is also an accomplished printmaker and photographer whose work has been the subject of more than 200 solo exhibitions in more than 20 countries, including major retrospective exhibitions at New York's Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid and most recently at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has also participated in nearly 800 group exhibitions.read more


 

Robert Krulwich

Robert KrulwichRobert Krulwich is an award-winning radio and television journalist who has been called 'the most inventive network reporter in television' by TV Guide. He is an ABC News correspondent, NPR science correspondent, and co-host of WNYC's science documentary program, Radio Lab.read more


Oliver Sacks

Oliver SacksNeurologist Oliver Sacks has spent a lifetime exploring a vast array of human experience – from Tourette's syndrome and autism to phantom limb syndrome and schizophrenia. His many best-selling books include Uncle Tungsten, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Awakenings, which became an acclaimed film. Sacks is a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and a Columbia University Artist. His writings appear regularly in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books.read more







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Yonas Lab said...

We are writing to you because we discovered your listserv for prosopagnosic children and adults. We, Dr. Albert Yonas and Sherryse Corrow, are currently doing research at the University of Minnesota on Developmental Prosopagnosia. Our work has four basic aims . . .

Develop a battery of tests to examine all aspects of face processing (recognition, discrimination, gender, age, attractiveness, emotion, etc). We have been working for the last two years to create norms on these tests so that we have some idea of what the typical development of face processing is; we believe this is a key step in understanding developmental prosopagnosia.

We are working to find children locally (in MN) and across the nation who may have prosopagnosia. We hope to test these children with the tests mentioned above and compare them with our norms.

We would like to create a training program for children with prosopagnosia so see if their face recognition skills can be improved.

All of this work is being done in collaboration with Ken Nakayama, Joe DeGutis, and others at Harvard University.

We were wondering if you might be willing to post something on your website about the work that we are doing. This kind of work cannot continue unless we have children with prosopagnosia who are willing to participate. At the moment, we are particularly interested in children who live in Minnesota, however, we would eventually like to take the work online and across the country.

We can be contacted anytime via email at yonasperceptionlab@gmail.com or on the phone at 612-626-4344. Our web address is: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/icd/yonaslab/default.html. Also, if you are interested, there is an article about our lab on MinnPost: http://www.minnpost.com/healthblog/2010/08/04/20231/u_of_m_lab_studying_children_with_an_uncommon_neurological_disorder_face_blindness

Thank you,
Sherryse Corrow and Albert Yonas
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Sherryse Corrow
Institute of Child Development
University of Minnesota
51 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-6172 - office
612-626-4344 - lab

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