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Prosopagnosia – ‘face blindness’ (mental health disorder awareness)

Whilst revising the effect of damage to the parietal lobe of the brain I came across the disorder Prosopagnosia. The disorder is associated with damage to the parietal and occipital lobes of the brain. However, many people have not ever suffered from brain injury and are therefore evidence that there could be a developmental or genetic influence. The effect is an inability to recognise faces and remember new faces. The woman in this video, when asked which image shows a picture of her mother could only identify her by the colour of the jumper she is wearing. She is unable to recognise a photo of her own face either.  There is currently ongoing research being carried out in order to gain more insight about the disorder. If you would like to find out more visit:

http://prosopagnosiaresearch.org/

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