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Faceblind

Faceblind

By Jeff Waters
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?
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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.
54:38
March 14, 2021
Phillip Neho: Faceblind headhunter
Phillip Neho manages all hiring for the hospitality community at Australia's magical Uluru. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/living-blindnessface-blindness-phillip-neho/ https://dadimprovement.com/ https://phils5cents.com/
48:25
December 13, 2020
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: https://www.superrecognisers.com/
53:01
November 15, 2020
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. Show notes: https://faceblindpodcast.com/chris-lipford/
53:29
October 11, 2020
Chrissy Flanagan: The Faceblind Sausage Queen of Australia
A serial entrepreneur and craft sausage enthusiast grows customer facing businesses despite living with prosopagnosia. https://faceblindpodcast.com/chrissy-flanagan
59:17
September 19, 2020
Jay and Sanders Fabares: Prosopagnosia and murder
Jay and Sanders Fabares are the husband and wife creative team behind The Pale. The comic book series features a faceblind FBI agent chasing a serial killer in a Navajo nation border town. We discuss the inspiration, research, and evolution of this project... and the value of this storytelling medium. http://thepalecomic.com/ https://twitter.com/ThePaleComic  http://www.facebook.com/ThePaleComic/ https://www.instagram.com/thepalecomic/ https://ko-fi.com/jayfabares https://www.patreon.com/jayfabares
47:32
August 30, 2020
Michael Drewett: Faceblind artist who specializes in drawing faces
Australian artist Michael Drewett specializes in photo-realistic portrait work... despite being faceblind. He acquired prosopagnosia well into adulthood. In this episode, he discusses the distinct life differences before and after faceblindness. See Michael's art here: Facebook.com/michaelgdrewettart Etsy.com/au/shop/michaelgdrewettart  
47:56
August 17, 2020
Kirsty McGee: The touring musician's faceblind experience
Kirsty McGee is approaching two decades as a professional musician. Her music is eclectic and difficult to categorize- drawing from jazz, Americana, blues, gospel, and more. She labels the amalgam Hobopop. In this episode, Kirsty shares her struggles with prosopagnosia from the road... and gives a beautiful glimpse into her creative process. https://faceblindpodcast.com/kirsty-mcgee/ https://kirstymcgee.com/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/1KfSxrn8dyAG0BVM40LN35 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJBmfqVnZd67mKvEoq4eBwA
01:03:02
August 2, 2020
Joyce: The spy who recognized my arm
Joyce has lived all over the world in past diplomatic and intelligence roles for the United States. After studying Cultural Cognition, she brought the theory into practice in direct contact in several countries including China and Russia. In this fascinating discussion, Joyce explains that her ability to focus on body language probably gave her more insight than your average spy. She believes faceblindness gave her a career leg up.
01:11:50
July 26, 2020
Jesse Millican: Faceblind Floridian overcomes tragic childhood
Jesse Millican overcame grim childhood odds with both parents in prison and a string of temporary homes. Now reshaping his life in New England, he's learned to embrace prosopogansosia and shrug off all stigma. https://faceblindpodcast.com/jesse-millican/
51:20
July 13, 2020
Matt Johnson: The blind leading the faceblind
UK lawyer Matt Johnson has been blind since birth. In this episode, we explore the strategies that blind people use for recognizing others. https://faceblindpodcast.com/matt-johnson-blind-faceblind/
43:57
April 17, 2020
Kristie Amadio: Elite weightlifter turned eating disorder recovery coach
Kristie Amadio identifies as a Kiwi and helps people from all over the world recover from eating disorders. Faceblindness may have contributed to her own Body Dysmorphic Disorder. https://faceblindpodcast.com/kristie-amadio/ https://www.recoveredliving.com/
50:33
February 13, 2020
Jason Werbeloff: Philosophy, South Africa, science fiction, and face-blindness
Jason Werbeloff discusses how prosopagnosia has influenced his writing, PhD study, and life in South Africa. https://faceblindpodcast.com/jason-werbeloff/
59:58
January 29, 2020
Ben Rosenfeld: the funniest faceblind podcast
Ben Rosenfeld discusses navigating life as as stand-up comedian with prosopagnosia. Albums, dates, and info at Ben's website: http://www.bigbencomedy.com/ Get Ben's new album, "Don't Shake Your Miracle" here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/dont-shake-your-miracle/1494408235
01:00:08
January 17, 2020
Bill Hayes: remembering Oliver Sacks
Bill Hayes is a NYC author and photographer. He was the partner of Oliver Sacks until his 2015 death. Bill shares his 1st hand observations of Sacks' prosopagnosia, and efforts to preserve his legacy. https://faceblindpodcast.com/bill-hayes-oliver-sacks/
38:38
January 7, 2020
Antonella Gismundi: Faceblind and Italian in Taiwan
Antonella Gismundi has developmental prosopagnosia - just like her mother! Originally from Italy, she has been living in Taiwan for 11 years, studying psychology and working as a Chinese-English translator and professional theater performer. So far, she has not mistaken her fellow actors for different characters in front of an audience.
47:04
January 4, 2020
Jeff Waters: my faceblind story
Jeff Waters, host of Faceblind, discusses his own history with prosopagnosia. https://faceblindpodcast.com/jeff-waters/
36:15
December 27, 2019
Introducing Faceblind
Prosopagnosia (or Faceblindness) impacts up to 2% of the population. Join us to explore the condition. https://faceblindpodcast.com/introducing-faceblind-podcast
06:33
December 16, 2019