A Monumental Step Toward Understanding and Diagnosing Prosopagnosia (Face Blindness)

Imagine a life where you are unable to recognize your friends; unable to spot your own child within a group of children; unable to recognize your partner; or even unable to recognize your own face in the mirror. For those who suffer from prosopagnosia—or face blindness, a condition that causes great difficulty in recognizing, memorizing, and perceiving people’s faces—this concept is a very real, often debilitating way of life.

With the support of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and its New York City Clinical Data Research Network (NYC-CDRN), researchers and clinical investigators like myself are opening new possibilities to study this rare and little-known condition. By harnessing rich data sets, we are able to shed light on aspects of this condition that may have previously been impossible to study.

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