“I’m hopeless at parties. My compassionate wife now often whispers the names of people into my ear as they approach, or announces, ‘Susan, you remember Mark.’ (Susan! Of course! How could I have been so blind?) I’m lost during movies with large casts of characters. Sixty minutes into the film, I’ll be asking, ‘Is that the evil brother?’ and my wife will gently tell me, ‘No, dear — that’s the next-door neighbor.'” Mark Herrmann shares what it’s like to have a (mild) case of prosopagnosia. I can remember faces. But names, not so much.

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