Directed by Dr Sarah Bate, the Centre aims to carry out fundamental research into the nature of face processing difficulties in both adults and children. Many of the people we work with have 'prosopagnosia' or 'face blindness', and cannot recognize others from their faces alone. Other people have difficulties with faces alongside other cognitive or developmental conditions. You can read about different types of face processing difficulties and strategies for dealing with these conditions here.
We are always looking for volunteers to take part in our research, particularly people who are within travelling distance of Bournemouth University. This not only includes adults who believe they have face processing difficulties, but parents or guardians of children who seem to be poor at face recognition. We are also keen to hear from anyone with normal face processing skills who might like to act as a control participant for our research, and particularly those who believe they are a 'super-recognizer' with excellent face recognition abilities! You can register your details with us if you fall into any of the above categories by clicking here. If you would like to find out more about the research participation process, please click here.