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what is prosopagnosia?

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Dr. Neal Stolar
30 years experience Neurology
Facial recognition: Inability to recognize faces. Usually occurs with damage or deficit of the fusiform gyrus in the temporal lobe.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Facial Recognition: This is a rare phenomena, can be seen in temporal lobe seizures or personality disorders or abnormalities in the sedes of the brain from several causes to include focal lesions, some medications, illicit substances, or could be a normal phenomena upon awakening or dozing off at night (if temporary). Consult neurology.
Answered on Aug 12, 2012
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Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Prosopagnosia: Prosopagnosia is a disorder that involved not recognizing faces, but being able to recognize voices, as you have indicated. The patient needs to immediately be evaluated by a neurologist to confirm or refute this.
Answered on Apr 20, 2015

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