Thursday, July 19, 2012

University of Wisconsin Prosopagnosia Study.

This was in the comment section of the last post, but I am reposting it to make sure everyone sees it. A Prosopagnosic study being conducted, in need of participants. Time to do your part. It helps us all to know more about our interactions with others.

Hello, my name is Trish Devine, and I am a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I study social perception, and I am conducting a study with people who have prosopagnosia, examining how different social categories are perceived via the face versus other cues. The study only takes about 15 minutes. Because prosopagnosia is such a rare condition, we need as much help as we can get finding people to be in our study. If you wouldn’t mind posting a link to our experiment (below) on your blog, we would really appreciate it.

People with prosopagnosia can provide a unique and essential perspective, granting them the ability to contribute greatly to our understanding of social perception. If you have any questions about the study or anything else, feel free to email me at


Thank you!

Trish Devine
Department of Psychology
University of Wisconsin – Madison

This research is being conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board. If you have any questions or comments, you can reply to this email, contact the principle investigator of the Interpersonal Perceptions Lab at