Prosopagnosia: Symptoms

ProsopagnosiaProsopagnosia is a disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired, while the ability to recognize other objects may be relatively intact.

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and Harvard University are studying prosopagnosia aka “face blindness”, the disorder of people who cannot recognize faces.

They discovered that there are two types of the disorder: Acquired Prosopagnosia – develops in adults from brain damage caused by head trauma, stroke or degenerative diseases. And the second type, Developmental Prosopagnosia – occurs in minors with no evidence of brain damage.

It is the group that may be the most common, according to Harvard research states.

Prosopagnosia is not a term that the majority of people can hear every day, but a surprising 2% of the population are believed to be living with this disease.

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