Question about what Prosopagnosia actually is

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07 Apr 2022, 10:18 pm

I did a research that inability to recognize faces is a symptom of Prosopagnosia.

But what about having an ability to recognize faces, but having hard time understanding the context of facial expressions? Is that milder symptom of Prosopagnosia? It's a symptom of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Communication Disorder.



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08 Apr 2022, 2:28 am

Dont know. I had the impression that those were two different conditions. Inability to recognize faces, and inability to recognize facial expressions. But they might be linked.



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08 Apr 2022, 7:23 am

I think that severity of Prosopagnosia would make sense.

Milder form of Prosopagnosia - Trouble understanding the context of facial expressions

Mild Prosopagnosia - Trouble recognizing some facial expressions

Moderate Prosopagnosia - Trouble recognize faces of strangers, but able to recognize familiar faces

Severe Prosopagnosia - Trouble recognizing faces of everyone

Profound Prosopagnosia - Cannot recognize faces at all



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08 Apr 2022, 12:30 pm

prosopagnosia and the ability to read emotions are considered 2 different things, although both seem to be struggles with sensory processing. ( All autistic struggles are forms of sensory processing difficulties, aren't they? )


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08 Apr 2022, 4:11 pm

It's both located in similar parts of the brain that is responsible for sensory perceptions.