I just heard this story of a woman with "Face Blindness" on NPR. Of course, as a homeopath, a bunch of rubrics pops into one's head and begin to wonder if there is a cure for this individual?
Here is a link to the story:
Living With Face Blindness
LISTEN TO THE AUDIO FILE BELOW
Living With Face Blindness Audio File
Listen to her story and you will see that her traumatic childhood must have put her into a state of fear, shock or personality disorder, whereby the brain attempts to preserve some facet of identity. Or, on the other hand, not to recognize family member faces that must have caused some pain.
In the end, she says that she wouldn't change and feels 'her world' has provided her with special gifts. She has made the best of her limitations and found ways to cope with her disability. She says it has not been a burden.
If you listen, are there any clues to a potential remedy?