Faceblind and Tone Deaf? Exploration of Commonalities between Difficulty with Face Recognition and Pitch Processing

Date Thursday, November 29, 2018
11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
FeaturingDr. Sherryse Corrow, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Rachel Nordberg '19
Location University Library Fireside Lounge - View maps and directions
SponsorsOffice of Academic Affairs and Friends of the BU Library

Event Description

Recent research has shown that some people with prosopagnosia, a disorder characterized by difficulty in recognizing faces, also describe themselves as music deaf, or tone deaf. In this Edgren Scholars project, Dr. Sherryse Corrow and Bethel senior Rachel Nordberg explore the degree to which these two disorders co-occur. By better understanding the relationship between these two disorders, they hope to uncover possible developmental reasons why these two seemingly separate skills--face recognition and pitch processing--may be related. 


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