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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