A tweet or two and the requisite post on BoingBoing about Oliver Sax and his prosopagnosia—or "face blindness" pointed me to the faceblind.org testing site to see if I was good at recognizing faces or not. I think I am pretty good at recognizing people, it is the names that I have a hard time with.
The test confirmed by suspicion. I am pretty good at recognizing faces. For the unfamiliar faces test the results are below:
With a 93% vs. an average of 80% or an even lower 65% which might indicate someone has some face blindness. The test faces were creepy and generic. I guess that is on purpose to remove other cues.
For the famous faces test, the results are below:
I got 97% correct, vs. an average of 85% or even 50% indicating some face recognition difficulties.
I don't know his name but his face sure rings a bell...