Tag Archives: Questionnaires

Visual face processing abilities missing from a whiz-bang super-duper online American occupations database

The O*NET OnLine occupations database is a very impressive career counselling tool, but I think face recognition or face memory as well as the identification of facial expressions should be included among the other important job-relevant abilities listed and integrated into this database, because there are many occupations in which face processing abilities are more or less essential, and psychology researchers have demonstrated convincingly that there is a wide spectrum of face memory ability, with considerable proportions of the normal population demonstrating very high or very low ability in face memory (prosopagnosia and super-recognition).


If you like doing questionnaires or are seeking serious advice about what job would match your personality and interests, you might like to look into the “O*NET® Computerized Interest ProfilerTM” which looks a lot like it is based on John Holland’s theory of careers and vocational choice (RIASEC). It looks like it can be downloaded, but don’t ask me about technical stuff. 

O*NET OnLine  http://www.onetonline.org/

O*NET Resource Center  http://www.onetcenter.org/

Are you a synaesthete? There are tests

Recommended  –  The Synesthesia Battery from the laboratory of Dr David Eagleman at Baylor College of Medicine.     http://www.synesthete.org/     (you will need to set aside a bit of time for this, and it only identifies some types of synaesthesia)

A Spanish synaesthesia test? http://www.artecitta.es/ARTECITTA/sinestesia/test/index.html

A screensaver which causes motion to sound synesthesia in some people, from New Scientist magazine’s YouTube channel  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLhuRIeHj6Q

Revised Test of Genuineness (TOG-R) – 2006 journal paper about it  http://www.autismresearchcentre.com/docs/papers/2006_Asher.pdf     http://www.cortexjournal.net/article/S0010-9452(08)70337-X/abstract

A synaesthesia screening questionnaire used by researchers at the University of Cambridge  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDFwb0tWem5kYW9IOHE2RXMzNXpvV1E6MQ#gid=0