Developmental Prosopagnosia Essay

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Introduction Developmental prosopagnosia is a condition, which a child has difficulty in recognizing faces due to a failure to develop necessary neural mechanisms for processing faces. Some children even fail to recognize faces of family and friends, and unable to recognize their own face in the mirror. This causes a lot of stress on a child in school and in social situations. It can also be dangerous if a child is separated from their caregiver if they are unable to relocate them, or may approach strangers who they mistake for familiar individuals. The prior research of developmental prosopagnosia was done more for adults than in children. This research targets the aetiologies of developmental prosopagnosia, which includes genetics, neurological …show more content…
old. The first case was an 18-month-old female, called Madison in which her parents noticed she had abnormal behavior patterns and was scared of strangers. She was mostly scared when people faces changes or their emotions. Madison would get confused of who was her parent. The next case was a 4 yr. old female had normal face detection, but she had an impairment of structurally encoding of faces. The next child was a 5 yr. old boy called T.A., who had problems in recognizing familiar faces and some difficulty with unfamiliar face matching. Another child was 8 yr. old called L.G., had problem with recognizing familiar faces. He had an impairment when looking at images that were in black and white but no problems when viewing color images. He had difficulty in determining age and gender of people. He also had problems in identifying objects in images and more problems in recognizing real objects. Another child was a 12 yr. old female named A.B., had problems in recognizing faces in her everyday life including her peers only when they wore uniforms. She was able to recognize images of familiar faces. The experimental methods used were qualitative tests looking at reliability and validity. In addition, they used quantitive testing to look at the behavioral profiles. They also used the CFMT, which is the Cambridge Face Memory test to see if a child had memory for face of people that were

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