1 in 50 people live with prosopagnosia, the inability to recognize faces. Face blindness can be both frustrating and funny. Maybe proso coping skills can make you a better recognizer?
The final Faceblind episode?
What a fantastic ride! Thank you to all my guests and listeners. Just a quick episode to explain the end of this podcast... and, an invitation to anyone who might like to pick it up for a season 2.
Ruth Dixon: Faceblind therapist
Ruth Dixon is a therapist with the NHS in Scarborough UK. She describes learning that she and her daughter both have prosopagnosia late in life, working as a therapist with faceblindness, and the importance of finding a therapist to deal with anxiety.
Phillip Neho: Faceblind headhunter
Phillip Neho manages all hiring for the hospitality community at Australia's magical Uluru.
Josh Davis: Researching super recognizers
Josh Davis is a leading researcher at the University of Greenwich into the phenomenon of Super Recognizers. These are people who are exceptionally gifted at recognizing humans by face. Josh's work is being applied as a law enforcement tool all over the world.
In this fascinating discussion, we explore:
What makes a super recognizer
Facial recognition applications in law enforcement
Differences and combination with software based facial recognition
Racial bias and ethics in recognition systems
Brain scans vs facial recognition testing
Learn more about Josh's work... and take the test yourself:
Chris Lipford: Super positive Aerospace Engineer
Chris Lipford is an Aerospace Engineer working for the US Air Force. He has an incredibly positive attitude about faceblindness that may help those of us with more anxiety around the topic.
Chrissy Flanagan: The Faceblind Sausage Queen of Australia
A serial entrepreneur and craft sausage enthusiast grows customer facing businesses despite living with prosopagnosia.
Chilled and epicness, this is very good, not bad, good.
Disappointing, I thought this would actually be informative for people with prosopagnosia. Seems to be more of an advertising platform. The best episode with Jesse was the best one as I enjoyed his insight. If you just want to be entertained this is the podcast for you.
This is a Must Listen!
I’ve known Jeff for a few years and I knew he was special, but I had no idea that he is one of 2% of people on earth that have this condition. He’s an amazing story-teller, full of interesting factoids and is incredibly thoughtful and funny. Listen to this guy. I promise you will not be disappointed. If you are, come at me!