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    What have studies of visual object agnosia and prosopagnosia contributed to our understanding of visual recognition? A lot of what we understand about visual recognition comes from investigating cases where the processes involved go wrong. The absence of a cognitive ability can provide is with the ability to look at where things differ in these individuals from those with normal levels of processing. In the case of visual recognition, we can look at different forms of visual agnosias in order to tell us about how these recognition processes work, as well as whether there are specific brain areas where it occurs. Visual object agnosia refers to a deficit in one’s ability to recognise visually presented objects, regardless of whether they are familiar or novel. Prosopagnosia is similar, however refers to the deficit in ones ability to recognise faces, including those of very familiar individuals such as spouses, family members and famous celebrities. Both of these impairments cannot be explained by deficits in visual acuity, language skills, memory…

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    Developmental prosopagnosia (DP) is the inability to recognize faces (Biotti & Cook, 2016). DP can affect one in every 50 individuals, both men and women (Biotti & Cook, 2016). DP is caused in the temporal lobe in a specific area known as the fusiform face area. The fusiform face area is the ability for an individual’s brain to be able to help recognize different faces (Biotti & Cook, 2016). One thing that is interesting about this topic is, a person with DP is not able to recognize faces but…

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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…

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    Life Of Prosopagnosia

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    When I was a lot younger I was diagnosed with an illness called prosopagnosia, meaning that I am incapable of recognising faces. No matter how many times I have seen someone it is impossible to instantly tell who they are and it gets no easier. It is not something that I can cure and I cannot explain the frustration that I face every minute of every day. Imagine walking into a room full of strangers but everyone else already knows each other, this is what my life is like, will always be and…

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    The way Faces in the Crowd depicts Prosopagnosia shows how a woman learns to live with a change in her lifestyle while also being chased by a serial killer after being attacked and receiving a head injury that caused her to get Prosopagnosia. When she first wakes up in the hospital and cannot recognize her friends or her boyfriend, it seems like a simple case of confusion from receiving the head injury, but later on when you see how people’s faces change whenever she stops looking at them it…

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    Introduction Prosopagnosia is a cognitive disorder in which facial recognition is impaired, while other aspects of visual processing remains intact (Gruter 2008). This disorder implies that the brain processes visual stimuli differently. Using the Memory Interference Test (MIT) aggregated database, students can formulate hypotheses based on demographics by studying the number of correct responses and mean reaction time by observing pre-calculated students t-test. This particular assessment…

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    Chuck Close is one amazing artist who has faced many disabilities on his life. His school thought he was just lazy, but as soon as he put the paintbrush in his hand, it all turned around. He was born in 1940, growing up he suffered from dyslexia and Prosopagnosia. Those disabilities did not help him in school as for it showed the teachers that he was lazy. He did want to learn though, and art helped him get through it. When Close was almost fifty years of age, he suffered a severe spinal…

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    parable outcome of her behavior, and ignoring the rules of polite, civilized conduct such as “thou shall not murder another person.” Also, people who damage their prefrontal cortex have trouble on the delayed-response task, in which they see or hear something, and then have to respond to it after a delay. One can spectacle in the movie at the scene, when the zombies start walking aimlessly in the streets and they had difficulties recognizing that Shaun and his group members were not one of the…

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    Architecture School there. Yale helped change his focus to photorealism. In the late 1960’s Close’s photo realism were ingrained in New York city. In 1969 one of his most known art pieces was shown, this was his portrait of composer Philip Glass. By the time the 1970’s rolled around his artwork could be found in some of the world’s finest galleries. He was also considered one of America’s best contemporary artists. In 2000 President Bill Clinton named Close one of the people to receive the…

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    Libby and Jack’s relationship throughout the novel is volatile due to the fact that no one knows Jack’s secret of living with prosopagnosia; an inability to recognise familiar faces. When Jack first officially meets Libby, he made her stand out through playing ‘Fat Girl Rodeo’ to ‘protect her’ from bullying. Their relationship continuously transitions into a cliche love story, however it defies the social stereotypes of highschool couples. However, Jack transitions emotionally because as a…

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