PubMed ID: 7091286

Author(s): Kay MC, Levin HS. Prosopagnosia. Am J Ophthalmol. 1982 Jul;94(1):75-80.

Journal: American Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 94, Issue 1, Jul 1982

Three patients with prosopagnosia, and acquired inability to recognize familiar faces usually resulting from cerebrovascular insufficiency, had left-sided visual field defects and color vision abnormalities of central origin. Prosopagnosia, although clinically associated with posterior right hemispheric disease in most cases, represents a disconnection of both occipital poles from the final processing center for facial recognition in the right temporal lobe. This problem can profoundly affect everyday activities requiring visual recognition.