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Learning to live with prosopagnosia (scene, Faces in the Crowd, 2011)

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    Prosopagnosia (Greek: "prosopon" = "face", "agnosia" = "not knowing"), also called face blindness, is a disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired, while other aspects of visual processing (e.g., object discrimination) and intellectual functioning (e.g., decision making) remain intact.

    Some prosopagnosics have reported avoidance of social interactions, problems with interpersonal relationships, damage to career and depression. In extreme cases, prosopagnosics may develop social anxiety disorder, characterized by fear and avoidance of social situations that may cause embarrassment.
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    Starring: Milla Jovovich and Marianne Faithfull
    Directed by: Julien Magnat
    Written by: Julien Magnat, Kelly Smith, Agnès Caffin
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