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Cogn Neuropsychol. 2012;29(5-6):354-9. doi: 10.1080/02643294.2012.736377. Epub 2012 Nov 27.

A life with prosopagnosia.

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Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Clinical Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK. davidrfine@gmail.com

Abstract

The author gives an anecdotal account of his life with developmental prosopagnosia (DP). He was not formally diagnosed until the age of 53 and has evolved a complicated strategy for recognizing people based on non-facial physical features and context. He describes his experiences through infancy, school, university life and courtship, work and family life. He believes that he has lived a full and successful life despite DP but that some aspects of his social and work life were impaired by face-blindness. In his experience people react positively and helpfully if the consequences of DP are explained to them, and this improves social interactions and communications.

PMID:
23186078
DOI:
10.1080/02643294.2012.736377
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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