prosopagnosia http://kmuw.org en The Human Factor: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat http://kmuw.org/post/human-factor-man-who-mistook-his-wife-hat <p>You may have heard of British neurologist Oliver Sacks’ book <i>The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat</i>.</p><p>At the heart of that story was a disease called prosopagnosia, or as it’s more commonly called, face blindness. A person with face blindness can no longer process the visual information that allows them to recognize a face.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The head remains but instead of it revealing itself as eyes, ears, nose and mouth, it becomes a scrambled puzzle.</span></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:13:39 +0000 Joseph R. Keebler 15008 at http://kmuw.org The Human Factor: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat