Are You a Super Face-Recognizer?

Some people have an inability to recognize faces–even their own faces; others can remember an extraordinary number of faces, far beyond the ability of most people.

First, take the super recognizer test, below!

[Update: the test is no longer available, but you can test face recognition skills on Memory League — just log in, click “Train” and then “Names”.]

See also: How to memorize names and faces.

Face Blindness

Here are some videos about face blindness:

[Update: the video is no longer embeddable, but you can read more here.]

There are some very interesting things about how humans recognize faces that are demonstrated in this video, especially the trick of turning a modified face upside down:

[Update: the video is no longer available.]

Take a face blindness test below, and see also the Cambridge Face Memory Test.

[Update: the embedded resource is no longer available, but you can read more here.]