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TOPIC: Remembering faces and names

Remembering faces and names 1 year 1 month ago #40051

  • rong
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Hello folks. Finally, a title/condition I can refer to when my 'right-brain' friends are bewildered by my inability to picture anything in my mind. This has not been a handicap as far as I can tell but rather just a conversation piece that I've overused. Somehow I've survived professionally and socially just fine for 70+ years.

My question for the group is: Do Aphantasia people have a really hard time remembering names and even faces? Have you developed a method to correct this issue? It sure would be nice to improve in this area.

Ron
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Remembering faces and names 1 year 1 month ago #40053

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Hello folks. Finally, a title/condition I can refer to when my 'right-brain' friends are bewildered by my inability to picture anything in my mind. This has not been a handicap as far as I can tell but rather just a conversation piece that I've overused. Somehow I've survived professionally and socially just fine for 70+ years.

My question for the group is: Do Aphantasia people have a really hard time remembering names and even faces? Have you developed a method to correct this issue? It sure would be nice to improve in this area.

Ron

Ron,

There are a few people in this group with prosopagnosia (the inability to recognize even familiar faces).. I also belong to a forum of people with prosopagnosia. I queried them once and every one that responded said they had aphantasia, in addition to their prosopagnosia. From that I felt that aphantasia is one symptom of prosopagnosia. But there are a great many people with aphantasia (probably most with aphantasia) that do not have prosopagnosia.
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