A resident of the British city of Ringwood, Hampshire, due to a rare disease, has lost the ability to recognize people by their faces. Writes about this edition of the Daily Mail.
Hannah Read, 22, suffers from prosopagnosia, a facial perception disorder that developed after encephalitis, which she suffered at the age of eight. “All faces look the same,” she explains. "I see two eyes, a nose and a mouth, but they are literally the same for everyone." In addition to human faces, it is difficult for her to distinguish between animals: for example, she does not see the difference between cows, horses and donkeys.
Prosopagnosia makes everyday life difficult. Reed works in kindergarten and is forced to distinguish children by their names on the tags they wear. She usually recognizes colleagues and acquaintances by their clothes, but this method does not always work. “At the Isle of Wight music festival, I went to the toilet, I go back, I look at the place where I left my boyfriend, and I see someone next to him in exactly the same clothes,” she says. - I could not understand which of them he was. I had to stand and wait for him to notice me."
Earlier it was reported that the actor Brad Pitt suspected prosopagnosia. He admitted that due to facial perception disorder, he prefers to spend at home as much time as possible and not meet people.