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Prosopagnosia: a clinical, psychological, and anatomical study of three patients.
  1. A M Whiteley,
  2. E K Warrington


    Three patients with prosopagnosia are described of whom two had right occipital lesions. An analysis of visual and perceptual functions demonstrated a defect in perceptual classification which appeared to be stimulus-specific. A special mechanism for facial recognition is postulated, and the importance of the right sided posterior lesion is stressed.

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