A Fifteen Year Follow-Up of a Case of Developmental Prosopagnosia

  title={A Fifteen Year Follow-Up of a Case of Developmental Prosopagnosia},
  author={Edward H. F. de Haan and R. Campbell},

Developmental prosopagnosia: A case analysis and treatment study

Treatment of AL with a treatment programme focused on training in perception and analysis of facial features and familiar-face naming resulted in excellent face naming for familiar faces, a decreased reliance on nonfacial cues and a reduction in AL's tendency to misidentify unfamiliar faces as family members.

Severe Developmental Prosopagnosia in a Child With Superior Intellect

  • R. JonesD. Tranel
  • Psychology
    Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology
  • 2001
A novel finding was that the childs covert recognition of familiar faces based on an autonomic index was normal, suggesting that as in some adult-onset cases, the brain is capable of acquiring some information about familiar faces, even without conscious recognition.

Hereditary Prosopagnosia: the First Case Series

The hidden identity of faces: a case of lifelong prosopagnosia

The case of J, a 30 year old woman who reports being unable to recognize her parents, her husband, or herself in the mirror is described and the severity and specificity of DP are illustrated in a single case.

Congenital prosopagnosia without object agnosia? A literature review

This paper reviews all CP cases from 1976 to 2016, and explores the evidence for the association or dissociation of face and object recognition, and considers the implications for theories of functional organization of the visual system.

What aspects of face processing are impaired in developmental prosopagnosia?

Atypical prosopagnosia following right hemispheric stroke: A 23-year follow-up study with M.T.

A follow-up examination on M.T., suffering from acquired prosopagnosia following a large unilateral right-hemispheric lesion in frontal, parietal, and anterior temporal areas excluding core ventral occipitotemporal face areas, shows substantial impairments in famous face recognition and memory for learned faces, but preserved face matching and object recognition skills.

The Definition and Diagnosis of Developmental Prosopagnosia

An overview of the current challenges that face research into developmental prosopagnosia is presented and a series of papers that attempt to further the understanding of the condition's characteristics are introduced.



Prosopagnosia in a right hemispherectomized patient.

The occurrence of prosopagnosia in this hemispherectomized patient confirms that this deficit can emerge without damage to the left hemisphere, and her unawareness of her deficit, which had remained unnoticed for several years, raises the possibility that other hemisphereCTomized patients may be prosOPagnosic.

The Cognitive Psychophysiology of Prosopagnosia

Prosopagnosia is a rare neurobehavioral syndrome in which a patient with brain damage becomes unable to recognize previously familiar persons by visual reference to their facial features (Bodamer,

From covert to overt recognition of faces in a prosopagnosic patient.

It is suggested that prosopagnosia may result from a breakdown at different levels of face-recognition processes, in spite of normal configurational encoding of facial representations, and prosopAGOSia may occur in despite of normal configured facial representations.


Two cases with medial occipitotemporal ischaemic infarction in the territory of the posterior cerebral artery are discussed, neither was aphasic. The patient with the right -sided lesion is

Neuropsychological Impairment of Face Recognition Units

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Neonatal recognition of the mother's face

Three experiments are described which investigated the ability of neonates to discriminate between the face of their mother and that of a strange adult female and to show face recognition. The first

Boundaries of covert recognition in prosopagnosia

It is suggested that covert recognition effects in prosopagnosia can be considered to reflect the operation of a partially isolated face recognition system.

Recognition and naming of object-drawings by men with focal brain wounds

The ability to name object-drawings, measured by score and response latency, was examined in men with chronic, focal brain lesions due to missile injury and it showed that both misnaming and misidentification occurred but were often dissociated.