Friday Factoid: Prosopagnosia

Sarah Watts, MS

WKPIC Doctoral Intern


Some people are not able to recognize people by looking at their faces. It is a condition called prosopagnosia, and individuals with this condition often rely on other cues, such as voices, to recognize loved ones. It can be caused by damage to the occipitotemporal lobe of the brain.



Harris, A. M., & Aguirre, G. K. (2007). Prosopagnosia. Current Biology : Cb17(1), 7–8.

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