[LMB] OT: prosopognosia (was Re: On ADHD)

Parish, James jparish at siue.edu
Sat Oct 19 14:55:28 BST 2019


Karen A. Wyle wrote:

>   I have some degree of prosopognosia. I often have people come up to me and expect me to recognize them. Fortunately, I am able to recognize family and friends (as opposed to acquaintances). I believe I've read that Oliver Sacks had a more severe case.

Yes; he describes it in the essay "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a 
Hat", in the collection with the same title (which I highly recommend).

Jim Parish



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