So many people's faces just look the same to me, until I know them for several months. It turns out that there is an area called the fusiform gyrus in the temporal lobes of the brain. Since my right medial temporal lobe was removed with the lobectomy (to correct seizures), I am missing the right fusiform gyrus. Somehow I am still able to learn faces, it just takes a really long time. Another difference is that I can't mentally picture a face. I remember as a child being able to picture a face whenever I wished, but I no longer have that ability. So, for example, I recognize my wife when I see her, but am unable to visualize her face even though we have been married for several years.
Anybody out there have experience with facial blindness? Post a comment about it.