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Home - by - March 21, 2012 - 13:00 America/New_York - 7 Comments

Some people cannot recognize people’s faces. It’s a medical condition which always has you meeting “new people.”



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to take a test against a Super Recognizer. I did well.

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  1. Noodengr

    March 21st, 2012

    I rarely watch 60 minutes but happen to catch it this past Sunday. the story was interesting, I did find the one statistic quoted of ” as many as 1 in 50 people have it” a bit of a stretch. The part about not recognizing upsidedown faces was very interesting. They made no mention of voice, you wuold think that folks that may forget a face would concentrate on remembering voices to make up for it.
    there are people that i have remet and it is the voice that jogs my memory.
    As far as super recognizer that would be a very strange talent to have.

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  2. norman einstein

    March 21st, 2012

    Heh. All progs looks alike to me.

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  3. Nutjob

    March 21st, 2012

    Obama must suffer from the same syndrome being he can’t seem to recognize the people he represents….americans!

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  4. Doc

    March 21st, 2012

    Years ago when visiting with a friend in Japan who was married to a Japanese lady, his wife told me that it’s a good thing we “round eyes” had different colors of hair or she would never be able to tell us apart.

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  5. even steven

    March 21st, 2012

    I got two right. Most of the ones I couldn’t recognize were people I’ve never heard of in the first place. I don’t have a medical condition. I just don’t pay attention to “celebrities”. If I want to see some morons, I’ll just go up to Chicago and walk around.

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  6. even steven

    March 21st, 2012

    @Doc… I kind of like the “round eyes” description, because it’s so inclusive for white people. I would try to return the courtesy, but I can’t keep things straight. Are Japanese slants or slopes? I would hate to use the wrong term and commit some sort of faux pas.

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  7. Anonymous

    March 21st, 2012

    Odouchebag must have bow blindness….

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