phonagnosia

phonagnosia

[‚fōn·ag′nō·zhə]
(psychology)
A disturbance in the recognition of familiar voices in which the affected individual has good comprehension of what is spoken, but the speaker cannot be identified.
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Voice perception deficits: neuroanatomical correlates of phonagnosia.
The finding is of interest for research on unusual neurological conditions, such as prosopagnosia and phonagnosia, which prevent people from being able to recognize others from their faces or voices," says Blank.
First up is a disquisition on what Christian calls "authenticating"; he moves from telling a story about a man with phonagnosia (the man cannot recognize voices, even his mother's) to relaying the history of speed dating to dissecting the structure of a particular AI program called Cleverbot.