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 (prŏs′ə-păg-nō′sē-ə, -zē-ə)
A disorder characterized by the inability to recognize people by their faces. In some cases it is present at birth, and in others it is the result of a brain injury. Also called face blindness.

[Greek prosōpon, face, character; see prosopopeia + agnōsiā, agnosia; see agnosia.]

pro′so·pag·no′si·ac′ (prŏs′ə-păg-nō′sē-ăk′, -zē-ăk′) adj. & n.


(Psychiatry) an inability to recognize faces
[C20: from Greek prosōpon face + agnosia]
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Prosopagnosia is a subtype of visual agnosia, specific to faces.
One such disorder is developmental prosopagnosia -- a condition in which people are born with the inability to recognize familiar faces, even their own, due to the failure of the brain's facial recognition machinery to develop properly.
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Actor Brad Pitt suffers from face blindness RAD Pitt is said to suffer from prosopagnosia or face blindness.
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Jack is loud, charming and utterly lost, because although he seems like the life and soul, he actually has prosopagnosia (face blindness), meaning he forgets even what his brothers look like.
This disease is called prosopagnosia, or face blindness, and affects many healthy individuals, hampering their ability to recognize or remember the face of any person.
Prosopagnosia is another residual defect, which carries a poor prognosis.
RTLA-FTLD, also known as right variant semantic dementia (SD), is marked by early personality change, prosopagnosia, and topographagno while language deficit would appear in intermediate stage.
Acquired prosopagnosia abolishes the face inversion effect.
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