[Greek prosopon = `face`.] An agnosia specifically for familiar faces, despite generally preserved visual perception. First formally named by Bodamer (1947) [timeline].
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inability to recognise faces, caused by damage of the non-dominant temporal lobe
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Difficulty in recognizing familiar faces. ... Origin: prosop-+ G. A-priv. + gnosis, recognition ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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(pros″o-pag-no´zhә) inability to recognize the faces of other people or one's own features in a mirror, due to damage to the underside of both occipital lobes.
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prosopagnosia 1. An inability or difficulty in recognizing familiar faces; it may be congenital or result from injury or disease of the brain. 2. Inability to recognize familiar faces that is not explained by defective visual acuity or reduced consciousness or alertness. Prosopagnosiacs can see a ...
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Prosopagnosia (Greek: "prosopon" = "face", "agnosia" = "not knowing") is a disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired, while the ability to recognize other objects may be relatively intact. The term originally referred to a condition following acute brain damage, b...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: pros′ō-pag-nō′sē-ă Definitions: 1. Difficulty in recognizing familiar faces.
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