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Definition of "prosopagnosia" [prosopagnosia]

  • A form of visual agnosia characterised by difficulty with face recognition despite intact low-level visual processing. Also known as PA. (noun)

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Use "prosopagnosia" in a sentence
  • "The inability to recognize familiar faces is termed prosopagnosia 97, 659."
  • "This face blindness is formally called prosopagnosia, a term that combines the Greek words for "face" and "lack of knowledge.""
  • "The defining paper was by a German neurologist in the 1940s and he coined the term prosopagnosia - "prosopon" is the Greek for a face or a mask - for this apparently specific difficulty recognizing faces."
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