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Did grandpa have prosopagnosia or any of the other things that can impair face memory?

Grandpa Picks Up Wrong Girl From School, No One Notices. Huffpost Live. Originally aired on October 8, 2013. Hosted by Alyona Minkovski.

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/grandpa-picks-up-wrong-girl-no-one-notices/524ce79578c90a750000004d

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/archive/segment/grandpa-picks-up-wrong-girl-from-school-no-one-notices/52530b1378c90a75000004c3

The judgmental tone of this reporter could in fact be a very unfair framing of this story. The experience of picking up or nearly picking up the wrong child from school or childcare has been reported many times by prosopagnosics, and it is very unfair to judge people who have a genuine disability in face memory/face recognition. See below for just a few of the many anecdotes that can be found that recount this type of experience linked to prosopagnosia:

Do you suffer from face blindness? Seven signs and symptoms of prosopagnosia. Human Uniqueness. Posted on May 8, 2012 by Laura

http://www.humanuniqueness.org/do-you-suffer-from-face-blindness-seven-signs-and-symptoms-of-prosopagnosia/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2205328/Imagine-recognise-single-face-Not-husbands-childs–Two-women-condition-explain-common-think.html

http://www.boston.com/yourlife/health/diseases/articles/2006/06/14/when_faces_have_no_name/?page=full