London Police â€˜Super Recognizerâ€™ Walks Beat With a Facebook of the Mind
Joyce Park stashed this in Science
You know all those people who say "Sorry I'm terrible at remembering names and faces"? Turns out there are people who got ALLLLL the facial recognition ability. It's apparently not a straight memory thing -- you can be great at recognizing faces but can't remember to pick up milk -- might have something more to do with artistic ability.
Sounds like this kind of memory is more something you're born with than something you can practice.