Why are men weaker at remembering faces?

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  1. Nadeeshan301 profile image70
    Nadeeshan301posted 8 years ago

    It is observed that men are significantly weaker than women in remembering faces. What do you think? What may be the reason?

    1. janikon profile image88
      janikonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have a really good memory for faces and names but I'm horrible at remembering where I met the person, which sometimes can be an issue. Though it is a proven fact people remember generalizations surrounding appearance.

  2. Andme26 profile image69
    Andme26posted 8 years ago

    because we are not visual hahhahahhaah

  3. Stacie L profile image93
    Stacie Lposted 8 years ago

    it's not faces they look at...wink

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      that's what I was thinking.  lol

    2. manlypoetryman profile image79
      manlypoetrymanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "Now that's funny...I don't care who you are. That's funny right there."

      1. wilderness profile image94
        wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Surely the originator of that quote would not do such a thing as Stacie proposes... big_smile

      2. manlypoetryman profile image79
        manlypoetrymanposted 8 years agoin reply to this


        Surely not...! wilderness lol

        (Whoops...hit the reply button to wrong post...dang bern it!)

  4. Jonathan Janco profile image62
    Jonathan Jancoposted 8 years ago

    The more I hear about the generalizations made about men in 'research' the less I feel I can relate to both genders. I have an almost photographic memory when it comes to women's faces. On the other hand, my best friend pretty much admits openly he only looks at a woman's body. I find this dangerous because a woman's body has a tendency to change with the same frequency as her outfits change. That's why I look at the face. It's the only part they cant really hide.

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ah, but that exam has different purposes.  One night, and the man is gone, seed spread as necessary.  He needn't be able to recognize her again.

      The woman must be able to recognize that man in the future so that she can sue for child support. lol

  5. relache profile image81
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    I have two women friends who have "face blindness" which is to say it's a medically-documented inability to recognize faces but I've never met any men with this condition.

    You might as well ask why some people suffer from making sweeping generalizations.


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