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query on neurological condition

Darragh Smyth smyth at zorro
Fri Jul 21 05:30:31 EST 1995

In article <3tuhh9$62u at globe.indirect.com>, dekorse at indirect.com (James
DeKorse) wrote:
>  I read a story a while ago about individuals who could not identify
> faces and others who could not recognize man made objects and such.
>  Does anyone know the name of this condition r any references on it.

I think the face recognition problem is called prosopagnosia and the
general object recognition problem simply agnosia or visual agnosia or
some combination like that. The postfix agnosia occurs all over the
place for recognition problems while the prefix refers to more specific

Darragh Smyth
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