Oliver and Chuckâ€“both born with the condition known as Face Blindnessâ€“have spent their lives decoding who is saying hello to them. You can sit down with either man, talk to him for an hour, and if he sees you again just fifteen minutes later, he will have no idea who you are.”
Listen to a fascinating WNYC Podcast where both Close and Sacks talk about their Face Blindness, and speak about how their work has beenÂ determined by their dissabilities; Close for example was driven to paint portraits to commit them to memory–since he has photographic remembrance for flat unmovable pictures.
Well worth the listen, so click clickÂ click.
(Gracias Maria Popova)