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What is prosopagnosia and why is it a remarkable disorder?

One of the most impressive disorders following brain damage to the ventral occipitotemporal cortex is prosopagnosia. - See the solution to find out why!

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I will give you a list of various reasons this is an impressive (very interesting) disorder.

Prosopagnosia is when a person has suffered a brain injury and has the inability to recognize faces! Often, even their own. Sometimes they can't discriminate (tell the difference) of unknown faces.

The following information is a direct quote/information piece taken from the website http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/prosopagnosia/Prosopagnosia.htm (you will have to go there to determine what the abbreviation ninds stands for!)

What is Prosopagnosia?

Prosopagnosia is a neurological disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces. Prosopagnosia is also known as face blindness or facial agnosia. The term prosopagnosia comes from the Greek words for "face" and "lack of knowledge." Depending upon the degree of ...

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One of the most impressive disorders following brain damage to the ventral occipitotemporal cortex is prosopagnosia. Find out why.

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