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Prosopagnosia: The face blindness disorder

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Ariana Putman López

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Videos Cited What is Prosopagnosia? Causes of Prosopagnosia Prosopagnosia: The face blindness disorder Diagnosis and Treatments "CNN: Living with face blindness." Online
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Mar. 2013. By Ariana Putman López Images cited http://wiki.eveonline.com/wikiEN/images/c/c6/Prosopagnosia.jpg


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Research. N.p., N.d. Web. 04 Apr. 2013. What is Prosopagnosia? The term "Prosopagnosia", deriving from the greek words prosopon meaning "face" and agnosia meaning "not knowing", was first used in 1947 by the german neurologist, Joachim Bodamer.
Prosopagnosia can be classified as a severe deficit in recognizing familiar people from their face meaning that
those affected by this
somewhat rare disorder are
unable to recognize a familiar
or even a new face. The diagnosis for the face blindness disorder are many, including the
inability to recognize the
most familiar of faces,
including ones of your spouse
and children.
Many wih this contition state
that it is accompanied by short-term
memory loss or a defect that it is a sign
that it is a neurological disorder There are a lot of predisposing factors for prosopagnosia.Some of the causes of this condition include the following: Brain injury or damage, Trauma, Stroke or cerebrovascular accidents, and Neurodegenerative disorders
In a recent study conducted in Germany, the face recognition abilities of a large group of students reported That as many as one in 50 people may suffer from developmental prosopagnosia.
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