You are going to listen to part of a radio programme about a
psychological condition known as prosopagnosia.
You have to do two tasks: a
true-false exercise and a cloze activity. For both task click
the speaker and listen carefully (maximum: twice). Then check
the correct answers.
Listen carefully and mark the sentences TRUE or FALSE.
The speaker compares face-blindness to
the inability to hear.
Scientists do not understand how
normal people remember faces.
The face-blind subjects could not
distinguish between the faces or the objects.
Now listen again and complete the following text with words
or phrases from the audio.
According to the
speaker, the painting by René Magritte
the idea of face-blindness. People with face-blindness have no
memory of a person's face once the person
their sight. Some people with this condition are so
that they cannot recognise members of their own family. It would
help scientists to understand
if they knew more about face-blindness. Scientists do not yet know
whether the ability to recognise faces has a
of its own or whether it is part of an individual's general ability.
In an experiment, a number of
were shown images of people, places and objects. The experiment
proved that the human brain processes
differently from faces. Other experiments have shown that people
with this condition can improve their .