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 manages all hiring for the hospitality community at Australia's magical Uluru.
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 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ben Rosenfeld discusses navigating life as as stand-up comedian with prosopagnosia.
Albums, dates, and info at Ben's website:
Get Ben's new album, "Don't Shake Your Miracle" here:
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.
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.