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.


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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