prosopagnosia

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

Etymologies

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Apparently derived from the German title of a 1947 paper by neurologist Joachim Bodamer describing the condition, titled Die Prosop-Agnosie, derived from Ancient Greek πρόσωπον (prosopon, "face") and αγνωσία (agnosia, "non-knowledge").

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  • an inability to recognize human faces, or face blindness.

    March 25, 2008

  • This word is fun to say.

    March 28, 2008

  • I find the concept of faceblindness intriguing.

    August 25, 2009