With no objective basis for believing this proposition (other than a half-remembered and possibly-false memory, but underpinned by my own witnessed experience), I am of the deeply-held opinion that most men are better at recognising faces than women are. Utter subjectivity, sweeping generalisation, but (in my opinion) demonstrably and frequently true. I have witnessed this apparent gender-based skills differential being demonstrated time and again over many years, and have increasingly had the subconscious feeling that this is indeed the case. Before going into more detail, I'd be interested to hear thoughts and experiences of others on the forum about this. Please remember, I am talking in general/trend terms, not in solid absolutes. I'd also be interested to see if anyone is aware of any formal scientific / peer-reviewed research having been done in this area. Or is this a unique and utterly baseless misperception? On a related note, pun intended, I also have a suspicion that men would be better, on a raw statistical basis, at facially recognising hitherto-unknown-to-them family members as being related to them, than women would be. This is not a trivial gender-sniping, nor is it voodoo anthropology, but us an earnest entreaty for shared opinion.