Prosopagnosia + Alexithymia online test

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08 Dec 2013, 11:18 am

http://www.faceblind.org/facetests/index.php

Test for prosopagnosia. I scored 100% 8O (85% is the averae) I also scored 34/39 on the Mind in eyes test. Very very interesting. I always thought that I was pretty below average at recognising faces. It might just be the fact that I dont wear glasses and im very very short sighted.

Take with a pinch of salt however. You're more likely to get a high score if you love cinema as I do. Most of the faces are also very very well known. Its flawed but provides a decent indication of prosopagnosia.

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http://www.alexithymia.us/test-alex.html

Test for Alexthymia - better than the prosopagnosia test but again its only a primitive indication. I scored 110 indicative of some alexthymic traits


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08 Dec 2013, 11:25 am

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08 Dec 2013, 3:44 pm

69% correct,
but "Test my brain": "Same face": 65 (average 65,5) and "Face Memory": 59 (average 52,5).
Experience with drawing helps :D


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08 Dec 2013, 9:43 pm

50%, though that might be in part just because I'm not familiar with many of these people's faces, I know their name but not their face. Like I did perfectly on all the presidents, but less well on the actors, I don't watch so many live action movies.


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08 Dec 2013, 9:59 pm

I actually knew more of them, but I couldn´t remember the names, because I was asked to, - not even Robert de Niro :lol:


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09 Dec 2013, 3:14 am

97%. The only one I missed was Tony Blair. Even after learning it was him in the photo, it STILL doesn't look like him. It seemed awfully easy to me. I'm a big movie and TV viewer though, so I guess it would be. I think a better test would be to show several pics of faces that you can study for a few minutes, then show photos one at a time. Then you click whether the photo was in the original mix of faces.


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09 Dec 2013, 4:40 am

Webalina wrote:
97%. The only one I missed was Tony Blair. Even after learning it was him in the photo, it STILL doesn't look like him. It seemed awfully easy to me. I'm a big movie and TV viewer though, so I guess it would be. I think a better test would be to show several pics of faces that you can study for a few minutes, then show photos one at a time. Then you click whether the photo was in the original mix of faces.


http://www.testmybrain.org/tests/start

This is a more involved test. Its the cambridge memory face test plus a few others. I think there are something like 500 faces...


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09 Dec 2013, 6:16 am

Flickering dot: 7 (average 10.77)
Vocabulary 13 (average 11,23) Not bad, considering that english isn´t my native language :D
Mind in eyes: 30 (average 25,54)


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09 Dec 2013, 10:38 am

yeah i did quite of few of the tests on that site now, and none of them seem all that scientific, accurate, or well designed.
i'm not saying my results sucked, I'm saying the tests are about as useful as the statement that

98% of all statistics are arbitrary.

I think it was the vocabulary test that decided me.



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09 Dec 2013, 8:13 pm

Alexithymia: 133 high alexithymic traits

Face blindness: 34%

One of the faces I missed was Patrick Stewart aka Captain Picard on Star Trek!
My current special interest is Star Trek! 8O


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10 Dec 2013, 1:02 am

Random42 wrote:
Alexithymia: 133 high alexithymic traits

Face blindness: 34%

One of the faces I missed was Patrick Stewart aka Captain Picard on Star Trek!
My current special interest is Star Trek! 8O


I did this test last year with a friend watching. I missed Patrick Stewart, which shocked her given that I have been a dedicated TNG fan since 1989 and watch an episode most days. I also missed most of the other faces, getting a couple of them right by guessing. Of course, I also failed to recognize her in photos she showed me from a recent corporate outing of hers.

Sorry, but I can't recall my precise score, and don't feel like retaking the test. I know I'm face blind.

Update: I retook the faceblindness test, getting 77%, mostly due to my remembering the test from when I last took it.
I also took the alexithymia test, getting 157. No surprise there.



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05 May 2014, 10:09 am

Prosopagnosia (face blindness) and Alexithymia are different phenomena, although it is possible for a person to have both.

Prosopagnosia is due to not forming strong connections to mirror neurons and fusiform face area of the brain early in life. The brain is highly plastic, but neurons that are not used get pruned. As an adult if you want strengthen your face recognition abilities you have to strengthen connections and build face recognition skills explicitly.

Most ADS folks can recognize emotional facial expressions, especially negative. Emotional unresponsiveness is often due to not learning the social context to respond to the expressions. Again this involves the mirror neurons, so activities that strengthen mirror neuron connections improve both Prosopagnosia and Alexithymia, so they appear to be more related. Our current society expects this to be learned implicitly (by chance). Most benefit from explicit teaching (by design).

If you want to build your face recognition connections and skills try out http://www.4mylearn.org/Bookshelf/FaceGames.html , these are early games. It takes 10 minutes a day for months to make a difference. More are under development and assessment. We are also working on Alexithymia activities, but they won't be online for a couple more months.


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05 May 2014, 10:17 am

I scored 30 percent. The pictures were poor pictures, as far as I'm concerned.



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05 May 2014, 10:54 am

Have never taken the Alexithymia before, 138.
It seems based on non-autistics?


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