Impairment of facial recognition after closed head injuries of varying severity. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

abstract

  • Perceptual matching of photographs of unfamiliar faces was studied in 46 patients with closed head injury. The severity of head injury as indexed by duration of coma and neurological deficits was inversely related to accuracy of performance. Impairment of facial recognition was specifically associated with signs of concomitant hemispheric and brain stem injury. The presence of neurologic deficits suggesting less pervasive injury essentially confined to the cerebral hemispheres, skull fracture, and EEG abnormality was not related to this visuoperceptive deficit. The findings are discussed in relation to hypotheses concerning neurological dysfunction in head injury.

publication date

  • June 1, 1977

Research

keywords

  • Head Injuries, Closed
  • Prosopagnosia

Identity

Scopus Document Identifier

  • 0017711064

PubMed ID

  • 16295956

Additional Document Info

volume

  • 13

issue

  • 2