Eyes without a Face: A Neurologist’s Experience of Face Blindness
with Holly Hinson, M.D.
Imagine living in a world populated with strangers, except those unfamiliar faces are in fact those of family and friends! While it sounds like science fiction, the condition of being unable to recognize familiar faces, known as “prosopagnosia”, is much more common than previously believed. Face blind individuals rely on other cues such as height or hairstyle to identify others, and sometimes even themselves.