How Good are Your Face Recognition Abilities?

Estimates suggest that around 1 in every 50 people experience difficulties when trying to recognise familiar faces, a condition which is known as developmental prosopagnosia or face-blindness. Researchers at Teesside University are currently looking to identify individuals who fit the profile of developmental prosopagnosia who would be willing to participate in a research project designed to explore the processes underlying face recognition in this population.

The following questionnaire will be used to assess whether you are a suitable candidate for a full developmental prosopagnosia screening. The questionnaire will ask you a series of questions about your everyday face recognition experiences. It should take no longer than 5-10 minutes to complete.

Based on your performance on this online task we may contact you to invite you to Teesside University to complete a full face-blindness screening session or to get involved with studies that we are conducting on face-blindness. Please note that there is no obligation to take part in any further research as part of this project. If you are happy to be contacted about additional screening opportunities, please enter your email address in the appropriate box on the following page. 

Your data and contact details will be kept confidential and secure at all times, and will only be available to the lead researcher involved in this project. If you provide your contact details to us, then these will be used solely for informing you about additional research within the current project, or research being conducted on face-blindness by others in your area. If you would like to withdraw permission for us to contact you, or you have any questions please contact Laura Sexton:  


Personal data including special category data obtained for the purposes of this research project is processed lawfully in the necessary performance of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes carried out in the public interest. Processing of personal data including special category data is proportionate to the aims pursued, respects the essence of data protection and provides suitable and specific measures to safeguard the rights and interests of the data subject in full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018.