prosopagnosia

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Etymology[edit]

Apparently derived from the German title of a 1947 paper by neurologist Joachim Bodamer describing the condition, titled Die Prosop-Agnosie, derived from Ancient Greek πρόσωπον (prósōpon, face) and ἀγνωσία (agnōsía, non-knowledge).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌpɹɒsəpaɡˈnəʊʒə/, /ˌpɹɒsəpaɡˈnəʊzɪə/, /ˌpɹɒsəpaɡˈnəʊsɪə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌpɹɑsoʊpæɡˈnoʊʒə/
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Noun[edit]

prosopagnosia (countable and uncountable, plural prosopagnosias)

  1. A form of visual agnosia characterised by difficulty with face recognition despite intact low-level visual processing.
    • 1984, Robert Axelrod, The Evolution of Cooperation, p. 102
      A normal person can name someone from facial features alone, even if the features have changed substantially over the years. People with prosopagnosia are not able to make this association, but have few other neurological symptoms other than a loss of some part of the visual field.

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Noun[edit]

prosopagnosia

  1. (pathology, psychology) face blindness, prosopagnosia (disorder in face recognition)

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Inflection of prosopagnosia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative prosopagnosia prosopagnosiat
genitive prosopagnosian prosopagnosioiden
prosopagnosioitten
partitive prosopagnosiaa prosopagnosioita
illative prosopagnosiaan prosopagnosioihin
singular plural
nominative prosopagnosia prosopagnosiat
accusative nom. prosopagnosia prosopagnosiat
gen. prosopagnosian
genitive prosopagnosian prosopagnosioiden
prosopagnosioitten
prosopagnosiainrare
partitive prosopagnosiaa prosopagnosioita
inessive prosopagnosiassa prosopagnosioissa
elative prosopagnosiasta prosopagnosioista
illative prosopagnosiaan prosopagnosioihin
adessive prosopagnosialla prosopagnosioilla
ablative prosopagnosialta prosopagnosioilta
allative prosopagnosialle prosopagnosioille
essive prosopagnosiana prosopagnosioina
translative prosopagnosiaksi prosopagnosioiksi
instructive prosopagnosioin
abessive prosopagnosiatta prosopagnosioitta
comitative prosopagnosioineen

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