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

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Sat Oct 19 23:32:07 BST 2019


That's why the Electric Grandmother Warehouse I live in encourages us to wear our name tags.
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Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: prosopognosia (was Re: On ADHD)

I'm a bit that way inclined myself.  Part of the problem is that I'm a
visual learner far more than an auditory learner.  So I recognize faces
easily, but often don't know just what name to put to them, even with
people I've known for some time.  I've learned workarounds, and am good at
covering it up, but sometimes I have made embarrassing mistakes.

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 8:55 AM Parish, James <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:

> 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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