Prosopagnosia, also known as ‘face blindness’ refers to the neurological condition in which those affected suffer a severe deficit in recognising familiar people from their face and rely on voices or distinct features such as hairstyle or clothing to recognise people. Alongside the inability to recognise faces, many people also report deficits in other aspects of facial processing including judging gender, age and/or distinguishing emotional expressions. Research has found the prevalence of developmental prosopagnosia may be as many as 1 in 50 people, equating to 1.5 million people in the UK. In attempt to convey the personal experiences of those with the condition to those without, I composed the accompanying drawing of a distorted form of the well-known British actor, comedian and broadcaster Stephen Fry who has shared his own experience of prosopagnosia.

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