Face blindness due to a deficit in brain processes

A small group of people suffer from a neurological disorder called prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: SIMON ANG; PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
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SINGAPORE - It is hard for Ms Sheryl to recognise her relatives when she sees them at gatherings held two to three times a year.

"Sometimes, I have to look at their hair, or listen to the way they speak and pick up on certain unique things they usually say, before the familiarity sets in," says the 28-year-old, who is unemployed and declines to share her surname.

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