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November 25th - Face Blindness

November 25th - Face Blindness

Imagine you couldn't recognise people's faces, and even your own family looked unfamiliar. Imagine brushing your teeth every morning and not wholly recognising the face in the mirror.

All of this is unimaginable for most, but a basic fact of life for people with the mysterious neurological condition called "face blindness" - or prosopagnosia - which can make it almost impossible to recognise faces, even of one's nearest and dearest.

Dr. Oliver Sacks knows something about this condition, not only because he's a neurologist, but also because he himself is face blind. 60 Minutes correspondent, Lesley Stahl reports.

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