Developmental prosopagnosia in childhood

Kirsten Dalrymple, Sherryse Corrow, Albert Yonas, Brad Duchaine

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-418
Number of pages26
JournalCognitive Neuropsychology
Volume29
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Keywords

  • Childhood disorders
  • Developmental disorders
  • Developmental prosopagnosia
  • Face perception
  • Vision

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Developmental prosopagnosia in childhood. / Dalrymple, Kirsten; Corrow, Sherryse; Yonas, Albert; Duchaine, Brad.

In: Cognitive Neuropsychology, Vol. 29, No. 5-6, 01.01.2012, p. 393-418.

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Dalrymple, Kirsten ; Corrow, Sherryse ; Yonas, Albert ; Duchaine, Brad. / Developmental prosopagnosia in childhood. In: Cognitive Neuropsychology. 2012 ; Vol. 29, No. 5-6. pp. 393-418.
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