Yes, Virginia, Face Blindness Is Real

And it leads to real embarrassment in social and business settings.

And you wonder why I don’t recognize you!

“I really hope I can recognize my wife when I see her on the pier.” That was what was going through my head when my ship, the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), was returning off deployment in 1998. My wife and I had been married for about six years and had two sons, so one would think I’d know her anywhere, right? But I really wasn’t…