Prosopagnosia: a double dissociation between the recognition of familiar and unfamiliar faces.

Marilyn Kay // Publications // Sep 01 1982

PubMed ID: 7131015

Author(s): Malone DR, Morris HH, Kay MC, Levin HS. Prosopagnosia: a double dissociation between the recognition of familiar and unfamiliar faces. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1982 Sep;45(9):820-2.

Journal: Journal Of Neurology, Neurosurgery, And Psychiatry, Volume 45, Issue 9, Sep 1982

Two cases of a dissociation between prosopagnosia and impaired capacity to match familiar faces were studied. Recognition of familiar faces recovered in the first patient, whereas prosopagnosia persisted in the second patient despite recovery of matching unfamiliar faces and other visuoperceptive skills. This double dissociation is discussed in relation to current views of prosopagnosia.