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How To Remember Names

08/28/2012 05:49 EDT | Updated 08/29/2012 11:40 EDT

It's a terrible feeling, and one you often think you can't do anything about: Someone whose face you recognize approaches you, and you have no idea what their name could be.

Now, perhaps it's not your fault -- after all, it's estimated that 10 per cent of people have prosopagnosia, or face blindness, according to CNN, which can result in not even knowing the faces of family and close friends.

But more than likely, you're just distracted when you're meeting a person, and you don't quite catch their name. In this week's How To, we get some tips from Dr. Cynthia Green, a memory fitness and brain health expert, on how to remember someone's name from the first time you meet them.

A secondary bonus you may not realize you can get from remembering names? Making the person instantly like you -- studies show a person's name is the most important word to them, and using it is an easy way to establish a connection.

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