Glenn Alperin has had prosopagnosia most likely since the age of 16 months when he fell out of his crib and wound up in a coma for six weeks. He maintains a website about prosopagnosia. He has appeared in articles published by the Boston Globe, CNN, and Psychology Today, and most recently was both interviewed for, and wrote the foreword to, Nancy Mindick's Understanding Facial Recognition Difficulties in Children: Prosopagnosia Management Strategies for Parents and Professionals (JKP Essentials). He has also participated in a large number of research studies about prosopagnosia, and has been at the forefront of providing advocacy work on behalf of the prosopagnosia community.
In the game of ice hockey, a face off is where two players on opposing teams fight for control of the puck once the puck has been dropped by the referee. Without numbers and names on the players' uniforms, I would not know who was on the ice. Prosopagnosia, the inability to recognize people using the face as the primary recognition mechanism, is a condition I have, and it affects all aspects of my life. In this blog, you will read about some of the experiences I have living with prosopagnosia. I hope you will find Face Off both entertaining and enlightening.