Tag Archives: David Perrett

Ever noticed how the faces of couples often look a lot alike?

I notice it all the time, and perhaps this has something to do with being a super-recognizer. It seems to be especially common among couples that include a murderer or a politician. You should consider assortative mating or narcissism before you assume incest.






Can you spot a sex offender or a terrorist just by looking at their face?

Adee, Sally Controversial software claims to tell personality from your face. New Scientist. May 27th 2016.

Similar story also in print: Issue 3076. June 4th 2016.



Some prosopagnosia or face perception-related books for a general readership published this year

Perrett, David In Your Face: The New Science of Human Attraction. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.


Sacks, Oliver The Mind’s Eye. Knopf, 2010.


Dr Sacks describes his prosopagnosia and his agnosia for scenes in one chapter of this popular science book.

Sellers, Heather  You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know: A True Story of Family, Face Blindness, and Forgiveness. Riverhead Hardcover, 2010.


This is a review of the new book You don’t look like anyone I know by Heather sellers. Includes a link to audio of story at All Things Considered at NPR.

Living With Face Blindness: Who Are You, Again? NPR. November 13th 2010.