Face Blindness and Super Recognizers

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    Mar 20, 2012 7:25 AM GMT
    I happened to catch 60 minutes this past Sunday and watch the segment on face blindness and super recognizers. I found it pretty interesting. What made even more interesting is that I think I may be a super recognizer after watching and hearing the experiences of the lady in the segment. I have provided the link below. Let me know what you guys think.

  • tegga8

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    Mar 20, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
    I have prosopagnosia. It's not as clear cut as it sounds, though I really can wonder if I'm looking at my own parents, if they are in an unfamiliar context. I also struggle to remember new names for more than a few moments. I rarely know if I have met someone before and completely forget about people I have just met. This is often very difficult in my job. I now explain it to all of my students, and ask them to prompt me with their names on parents' evenings.
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    Mar 23, 2012 2:19 PM GMT
    When I was very young I always thought my face was indistinguishable from any other face or that I might have had down's syndrome. Maybe there's a bit of a self-esteem issue surrounding my past belief and not an actual condition?

    I'm horrible with names but I hardly forget anyone's face. This idea of having super recognition seems like a crafted ability more than an innate talent.