Prosopagnosia

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Definition

This medical condition is the failure to recognize a familiar face or to learn to be familiar with new faces. This is most commonly related with lesions that involve the junctional regions among occipital and temporal lobes.

Diagnosis

Neuropsychological examination

Treatment

At the moment there is no direct cure though in some cases speech therapy and occupational therapy can help improve this condition.

Symptoms and Signs

Difficulty in recognizing familiar faces Difficulty in following movie plots where in they cannot keep track of the identity of the characters Patients rely on non-facial information such as hair, clothe for recognition

Causes

This condition often results from dementia, stroke and neurological disorder.

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