Yonas and research assistant talk to KSTP News about face blindness
Al Yonas, professor at the Institute of Child Development, discussed his research on prosopagnosia, or face-blindness, on KSTP TV News on Sunday, October 6. Face blindness, a failure to remember a face, affects millions of people, many of them children. Yonas wants to raise awareness of the condition and to create a treatment for children--a computer game that can be fun and help train the brain to remember faces. Yonas' says that his immediate goal is to develop the game and demonstrate its effectiveness, then he hopes to be able to make it widely available for those children and families that need it. Stephanie Chase, a research assistant working with Yonas in his lab, describes her struggles with face blindness and why this research is so compelling for her. You may see the story here.