apperceptive prosopagnosia

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apperceptive prosopagnosia2016-09-04T11:36:39+00:00

apperceptive prosopagnosia

NEUROLOGY

A form of prosopagnosia (face blindness)* attributed to underdeveloped face recognition system in the right occipital temporal region.

Individuals with apperceptive prosopagnosia cannot differentiate between similar and different faces, but can recognise people based on non-facial clues–e.g., clothing, hairstyle or voice. 

*A condition characterised by an impaired ability to recognise faces, with other aspects of visual processing–e.g., object discrimination and cognition–e.g., decision making, remaining intact. 

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