Monday, October 30, 2006
Trouble Remembering Faces? You're Not Alone
The figure above shows how even Harvard students struggle with remembering faces (and cubes). Complex visual stimuli like faces and 3-D objects are more likely to overload our visual memory.
Based on genetic studies, face blindness, or prosopagnosia is estimated to be as common as in 2% of the population. This is often not recognized in childhood, although it may create significant stress and social difficulties. For more on this, check out the links below.
Wired 14.11: Face Blind