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Prosopagnosia

"Prosopagnosia" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The inability to recognize a familiar face or to learn to recognize new faces. This visual agnosia is most often associated with lesions involving the junctional regions between the temporal and occipital lobes. The majority of cases are associated with bilateral lesions, however unilateral damage to the right occipito-temporal cortex has also been associated with this condition. (From Cortex 1995 Jun;31(2):317-29)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Prosopagnosia" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Prosopagnosia" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 32 publications over 15 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2003 and 2007 and 2014
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