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Face Blindness

Face Blindness


A strange medical disorder called prosopagnosia causes people to be unable to recognize faces. In severe cases they may not even recognize their own parents or children. Interestingly, research into the malady has uncovered that facial recognition is handled in a different part of the brain than other types of recall. Read more about it in this article(1) from The Economist.

1. http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=3445743

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