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Face-Blind for Other-Race Faces: Individual Differences in Other-Race Recognition Impairments

Wan, Lulu; Crookes, Kate; Dawel, Amy; Pidcock, Madeleine; Hall, Ashleigh; McKone, Elinor

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We report the existence of a previously undescribed group of people, namely individuals who are so poor at recognition of other-race faces that they meet criteria for clinical-level impairment (i.e., they are “face-blind” for other-race faces). Testing 550 participants, and using the well-validated Cambridge Face Memory Test for diagnosing face blindness, results show the rate of other-race face blindness to be nontrivial, specifically 8.1% of Caucasians and Asians raised in majority own-race...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/159309
Source: Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
DOI: 10.1037/xge0000249

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