Monday, March 19, 2012

Do you recognize me?

Top o' the mornin' to you Miss Blythe!

How was your St. Patty's Day? Jeff and I wore green, drank Irish brew, ate corned beef and cabbage AND hung out with a one-year old named Liam. Not bad!

I know you watch CBS Sunday Morning religiously (did you get the new ring tone?), but did you happen to catch it's prime time cousin last night, 60 Minutes? You know it's one of my faves.

Last night Leslie Stahl did a piece on face blindness that was super fascinating. I heard about this a few years ago on NPR and have read a couple stories about it since. In fact, the father of a friend of ours suffers from face blindness! Have you ever heard of it?

Chuck Close, an artist with face blindness

If you missed the story, you can watch it below. Worth your time.

Part 1:

And part 2:

Only recently has this condition been diagnosed. Can you imagine living your life not being able to recognize people? Even your own family?! or Jay Leno!

You can take a quick test of celebrity faces to test your facial recognition here.

This test is a little more in-depth and takes a little longer, but really interesting to learn about how our brains process faces unlike other objects.

Let me know how you do!


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