associative prosopagnosia

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associative prosopagnosia2016-10-22T14:49:00+00:00

associative prosopagnosia


A form of prosopagnosia (face blindness) attributed to underdeveloped face recognition, where perception is spared, but links between early face perception and one’s semantic information about person X or Y are buggered. Associative face recognition and prosopagnosia are thought to be located in the right anterior temporal region of the brain.

Those with associative prosopagnosia may be able to differentiate between people’s faces (same–different) and guess age and sex from a face–i.e., they can process some facial information, but may not be able to later identify the person in a picture or provide any information about them such as their name, occupation, or when they were last seen.


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