The Memory of Faces

I’ve always been a sucker for those online IQ tests that ask you a bunch of fun, mostly visual/spacial questions, and then proclaim you a genius. (I’ve never enjoyed real IQ tests, though; they’re much more grudging in their endorsements.)

This “Face Memory Test” from the “Science and Nature” portion of the BBC’s website has a very similar feel to it. Apparently, I’m not a “face genius.” Margaret, on the other hand, posted a nearly perfect score. I’m sure there is some important lesson or truth to be learned from that fact. But I’m afraid of what it might be…

I never forget a face. But in your case, I’ll be glad to make an exception.

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  • Joseph Susanka

    Joseph Susanka has been doing development work for institutions of Catholic higher education since his graduation from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999. Currently residing in Lander, Wyoming — “where Stetsons meet Birkenstocks” — he is a columnist for Crisis Magazine and the Patheos Catholic portal.

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