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Science Nation: Face Blindness Study Sheds Light on Typical Brain Function

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With support from the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, psychologist Brad Duchaine and his team are studying the brains of 20 people with "face blindness." The team hopes to better understand the computational and neural basis of face processing in general. The research will help scientists develop a classification system for the condition and advance understanding of how different face-processing abilities are organized in the brain. Part of the "Science Nation" series.

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