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Developmental prosopagnosia in childhood.
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PMID:  23140142     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Developmental prosopagnosia (DP) is defined by severe face recognition problems resulting from a failure to develop the necessary visual mechanisms for processing faces. While there is a growing literature on DP in adults, little has been done to study this disorder in children. The profound impact of abnormal face perception on social functioning and the general lack of awareness of childhood DP can result in severe social and psychological consequences for children. This review discusses possible aetiologies of DP and summarizes the few cases of childhood DP that have been reported. It also outlines key objectives for the growth of this emerging research area and special considerations for studying DP in children. With clear goals and concerted efforts, the study of DP in childhood will be an exciting avenue for enhancing our understanding of normal and abnormal face perception for all age groups.
Kirsten A Dalrymple; Sherryse Corrow; Albert Yonas; Brad Duchaine
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-12
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Title:  Cognitive neuropsychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1464-0627     ISO Abbreviation:  Cogn Neuropsychol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8411889     Medline TA:  Cogn Neuropsychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences , Dartmouth College , Hanover , NH , USA.
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