Prosopagnosia: The Inability to Recognize Faces

  • Davide RivoltaEmail author
Part of the Cognitive Systems Monographs book series (COSMOS, volume 20)


Most people recognize familiar faces rapidly, accurately and effortlessly. However, this is not true for individuals with prosopagnosia, who show a deficit in recognizing familiar people by their faces.


Face Recognition Face Processing Face Perception Holistic Processing Face Memory 
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