Myth or Fact? Everyone can mentally “tag” their friends.

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Myth or Fact? Everyone can mentally "tag" their friends.

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knowingneurons

knowingneurons

Knowing Neurons is an award-winning neuroscience education and outreach website that was created by young neuroscientists. The global team members at Knowing Neurons explain complicated ideas about the brain and mind clearly and accurately using powerful images, infographics, and animations to enhance written content. With an extensive social media presence, Knowing Neurons has become an important science communication outlet and resource for both students and teachers.

3 thoughts on “Myth or Fact? Everyone can mentally “tag” their friends.

  • May 16, 2016 at 10:28 am
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    The bit about “relying on other cues like clothing, voice or gait” is the really fascinating part of this post.

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    • May 16, 2016 at 9:56 pm
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      I agree! Teachers with prosopagnosia have reported using classroom seating plans to identify their students, in addition to external cues like their their backpacks. But these creative compensatory strategies do not always work, especially when a person is met out of context or with different external cues like jewelry or clothing.

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      • May 17, 2016 at 10:11 pm
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        I’m bad about names – not faces – and rely on seating plans, and indeed “out of context” can be challenging 🙂

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