Brad Pitt has ‘Face Blindness.’ Here’s What That Means

By George Citroner, July 8, 2022

Dr. Alex Dimitriu, who is double board certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine and is the founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, as well as BrainfoodMD, told Healthline that this condition results from abnormalities or damage to a part of the right side of the brain called the fusiform gyrus. This is a fold in the brain that coordinates the neural systems responsible for controlling facial perception and memory. “[Prosopagnosia] has been shown to affect up to two percent of the general population,” Dimitriu said. He explained that people with prosopagnosia have trouble recognizing faces as a whole, to be able to identify them.

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