Prosopagnosia in Biographies and Autobiographies

  title={Prosopagnosia in Biographies and Autobiographies},
  author={Thomas Gr{\"u}ter and Martina Gr{\"u}ter},
  pages={299 - 301}
Prosopagnosia is a selective impairment of the visual learning and recognition of faces. The congenital type, which is not accompanied by detectable brain damage or malformation, was recently found to be far more common than previously known. Therefore, one should expect that at least a few biographies or autobiographies would reveal a prosopagnosia. In this paper we present an autobiography and a biography describing five cases of congenital prosopagnosia. These biographic descriptions of… 
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