Face blindness, or prosopagnosia, is a brain disorder. People with face blindness may struggle to notice differences in faces of strangers. Others may even have a hard time recognizing familiar faces. The most common symptom of face blindness is an inability to recognize or discriminate between faces. This may make forming relationships more difficult, both in a personal and professional setting. Those with moderate to severe face blindness may struggle to recognize faces of people they see regularly, including family members and close friends.
Gabriela C. Background: The identification of facial emotions is a key skill as it promotes rapid and accurate recognition of emotions and enables better communication and greater social adaptation. More recent studies have suggested that impaired social interactions may be related to deficits in social cognition and therefore in the recognition of facial expressions, contributing to social disturbance among individuals with borderline personality disorder BPD. Objective: To present the results of an empirical study assessing the recognition of facial emotion expressions in women with BPD, having as reference a group of healthy women from the general population.
Back to Health A to Z. Prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness, means you cannot recognise people's faces. Face blindness often affects people from birth and is usually a problem a person has for most or all of their life.