Definitions for "Prosopagnosia"
inability to recognise faces, caused by damage of the non-dominant temporal lobe
The inability to recognize faces, usually produced by lesions in the parietal lobes.
people cannot consciously recognize familiar faces, although they react physiologically as if they do recognize the person. They sweat more, for instance. The disorder is an indicator that the brain has two ways of identification: the conscious and the unconscious. Prosopagnosia seems to damage the conscious pathway, although researchers can only guess at what's actually going on. Click here for a first-person account.