Hereditary prosopagnosia: the first case series.

  title={Hereditary prosopagnosia: the first case series.},
  author={Martina Grueter and Thomas Grueter and Vaughan Bell and Juergen Horst and Wolfgang Laskowski and Karl Sperling and Peter W. Halligan and Hadyn D. Ellis and Ingo Kennerknecht},
  journal={Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior},
  volume={43 6},
Prosopagnosia is defined as a specific type of visual agnosia characterised by a discernible impairment in the capacity to recognise familiar people by their faces. We present seven family pedigrees with 38 cases in two to four generations of suspected hereditary prosopagnosia, detected using a screening questionnaire. Men and women are impaired and the anomaly is regularly transmitted from generation to generation in all pedigrees studied. Segregation is best explained by a simple autosomal… CONTINUE READING
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