Prosopagnosia: tu cara no me suena

In class, when talking about the different sensory distortions that occur in regards to body image where some see parts of their bodies magnified (hyperschemazia), others may see parts of their bodies diminished in size (hyposchemazia) and even the condition where some don’t see some parts of their body at all (Aschemazia), it reminded me of this tv/series on Netflix called “Inside Beauty” which is a Korean show about this girl who changes into different appearances out of her own control but the character that really stood out to me that I want to talk about in this contribution is the male lead. The male lead is a rich businessman who seems to have it all but due to a brain injury, he suffers from Prosopagnosia (face blindness). Prosopagnosia is when the individual can not process the visual information related to the face, this means you cannot recognize faces even if you have met many times or if you are family. However, you are still able to process the visual information from other objects normally which is why they tend to learn how to distinguish people by their voices, hairstyle, usual fashion sense, and other features unrelated to the face, which is exactly what the character in the show has to do in order to keep his condition a secret due to his business. It just made me think about the difficulty of living with these types of sensory distortions in day-to-day life.

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