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Face Blindness


Updated January 15, 2009

Definition: A face perception disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces. People with this condition find it difficult to notice distinguishing facial features, making it challenging to recognize different people. Face blindness is sometimes caused by damage to the brain. Research suggests that the disorder may also be hereditary.
Also Known As: Prosopagnosia

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