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Prosopagnosia

Topic: Behavior

Created on Monday, February 5 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Monday, February 5 2007.

A patient with prosopagnosia will have the greatest difficulty doing which of the following?

 
        A) Recognizing a friend or family member's face
 
        B) Recognizing a friend or family member's voice
 
        C) Recognizing a friend or family member's name
 
        D) Recognizing a friend or family member's clothing
 

 


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A) Recognizing a friend or family member's face

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Prosopagnosia is the impairment of the ability to recognize faces. Classically, prosopagnosiacs can identify people by other stimuli, such as voice or an article of clothing.  (See References)

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B) Recognizing a friend or family member's voice

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Prosopagnosia is the impairment of the ability to recognize faces. Classically, prosopagnosiacs can identify people by other stimuli, such as voice or an article of clothing  (See References)

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C) Recognizing a friend or family member's name

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Prosopagnosia is the impairment of the ability to recognize faces. Classically, prosopagnosiacs can identify people by other stimuli, such as voice or an article of clothing  (See References)

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D) Recognizing a friend or family member's clothing

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Prosopagnosia is the impairment of the ability to recognize faces. Classically, prosopagnosiacs can identify people by other stimuli, such as voice or an article of clothing  (See References)

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References:

1. Feinberg, T.E., & Farah, M.J. (2004). The Agnosias. In Bradley, W.G., Daroff, R.B., Fenichel, G.M., and Jankovic, J. (Eds.). Neurology in Clinical Practice, 4th Edition. Butterworth Heinemann, Philadelphia. Pp. 134.
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Prosopagnosia
Question ID: 020507085
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 02/05/2007
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