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What’s in a Face, Anyway?

When Sadie Dingfelder mistook a stranger in a grocery store for her husband she realized she had a thing called face blindness.

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In the interview, you’ve probably heard of face blindness. And you possibly wondered whether it was a real thing. Do some people really walk the world, full of other people as it is, without the ability to recognize them from their features? They do. Sadie Dingfelder shared her experience over at the Washington Post, and does so now on The Gist.

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Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Pierre Bienaimé.

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