Neuroscientists are just beginning to understand the human brain’s remarkable capacity to …

Flickr/Franck Michel Imagine walking into the coffee shop where you’ve been meeting your best friend every day for a year and glazing over her face as if she were a stranger, unable to pick her profile out of the crowd. Now imagine getting on a crowded train and spotting the person who bumped into you at the grocery store six years ago. Each of these situations is considered a normal occurrence for roughly 1% of the population. The first scenario might happen frequently to a “prosopagnosic,” someone who is face blind. The second is a typical experience for a “super-recogniser,” an individual who scientists now believe has the uncanny ability to place a familiar face — even that of a practical stranger. Psychologists, neuroscientists, and even members of the police…


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