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Living with Face Blindness

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 5pm
Caspary Auditorium. The Rockefeller University (1230 York Avenue at 66th Street)

The Rockefeller University invites you to an open town hall meeting to share information among scientists, clinicians, and communities interested in or affected by face blindness/prosopagnosia.The town hall will be live streamed for those who cannot attend. Best-selling author Heather Sellerswho is living with face blindness, will be one of our guests among a panel including scientists and clinicians. The event is open to the public, everyone is welcome.

 The goals of this town hall are:

  • to share information and raise awareness about the experience and challenges of face blindness
  • to update the community on the latest research into the biology of face blindness
  • to brainstorm with clinicians, researchers, advocacy groups, and other interested stakeholders about underdiagnosis and support for face blindness 
  • to promote the creation of a diverse community of people interested in face blindness to inform future research
5:00 p.m.
Registration Opens, Light Snacks and Networking

5:30 p.m.               

Welcoming Remarks and Introductions
Christina Pressl, M.D.
Instructor of Clinical Investigation
The Rockefeller University
5:40 p.m.  


How Our Brains Recognize/See a Face
Winrich Freiwald, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor and Head, Laboratory of Neural Systems
The Rockefeller University
5:55 p.m.

The Neural Basis of Developmental Prosopagnosia
Brad Duchaine, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dartmouth College
6:20 p.m.

Approaches to Improving Face Processing in Prosopagnosia
Joe DeGutis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
6:35 p.m.

You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know: Life with Face Blindness

Heather Sellers, Ph.D.
Living with face bindness
, You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know: A True Story of
Family, Face Blindness, and Forgiveness
Professor, Department of English
University of South Florida
7:15 p.m.
Open Discussion with Panelists

8:15 p.m.
Concluding Remarks, Followed by Networking

Travel and Parking Directions.pdf

Please ONLY provide name, email, city, state, zip, company, and phone number if you are interested in attending the event (in-person or remotely), have questions/comments for the event organizers, and/or would like to receive further information about other ways you can get involved.

*This option requires a computer and an internet connection. Webcast link works best on the Google Chrome Browser: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/662ECE32876BE1AFB9870ACE11A077D5

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Event Information

Availability -  Open
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 5 p.m. Caspary Auditorium. The Rockefeller University (1230 York Avenue at 66th Street)
Date - Tuesday December 13, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Caspary Auditorium
Contact - Kimberly Vasquez