In an extended segment on CBS’s 60 Minutes, Bradley Duchaine, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences, sat down with correspondent Lesley Stahl to demonstrate what a person with face blindness experiences.
He showed her a series of well-known faces, turned upside down, and asked her to identify them. Stahl could not identify any of the faces, not even that of her own daughter. Duchaine explains that what Stahl experienced is similar to what people with face blindness struggle with. “There are parts. There are eyes. There’s a mouth. But you just can’t put it together,” he said.