Face-blind for other-race faces: Individual differences in other-race recognition impairments.

@article{Wan2017FaceblindFO,
  title={Face-blind for other-race faces: Individual differences in other-race recognition impairments.},
  author={Lulu Wan and Kate Crookes and Amy Dawel and Madeleine Pidcock and Ashleigh Hall and Elinor McKone},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2017},
  volume={146 1},
  pages={
          102-122
        }
}
We report the existence of a previously undescribed group of people, namely individuals who are so poor at recognition of other-race faces that they meet criteria for clinical-level impairment (i.e., they are "face-blind" for other-race faces). Testing 550 participants, and using the well-validated Cambridge Face Memory Test for diagnosing face blindness, results show the rate of other-race face blindness to be nontrivial, specifically 8.1% of Caucasians and Asians raised in majority own-race… CONTINUE READING