Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#184443 - 04/22/09 01:01 PM Prosopagnosia
Miramichier Offline
stranger

Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2
Loc: Miramichi, NB, Canada
Oh my goodness! I have that! Is there a support group? Is there a convention?

Top
#184444 - 04/22/09 02:24 PM Re: Prosopagnosia [Re: Miramichier]
WordBdey Offline
stranger

Registered: 04/22/09
Posts: 1

I suffer from a variation of Prosopagnosia.

noun: Inability to recognize familiar faces.

I have ProsoNAMEosia:

noun: Inability to remember the names of familiar faces.

Top
#184445 - 04/22/09 02:58 PM Re: Prosopagnosia [Re: WordBdey]
zmjezhd Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/13/05
Posts: 3286
Loc: R'lyeh
ProsoNAMEosia

The root for face in Greek is prosop- and for name it is onomat-, so the word could be: onomatagnosia. Maybe.
_________________________
Ceci n'est pas un seing.

Top
#184446 - 04/22/09 03:04 PM Re: Prosopagnosia [Re: Miramichier]
BranShea Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Yes, welcome, I have eosprosopagnosia, the early in the morning mirror variety.

Top
#184448 - 04/22/09 04:44 PM Re: Inability to remember the names of familiar faces. [Re: zmjezhd]
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10508
Loc: this too shall pass
there are, of course, a couple of names for this.. but I can't remember them.

that was a good for a laugh; but actually, we have from Psych terms such as nominal aphasia or lethonomia.

-joe (I suffer from lethologica) friday

Top
#184459 - 04/23/09 11:55 AM Re: Prosopagnosia [Re: Miramichier]
Jackie Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11605
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Our minds are wondrous things, aren't they? As far as I know, I don't have a brain injury, but I have always had trouble recognizing familiar faces...when I see them out of normal context.

Throwing an auditory note in--I haven't yet managed to teach Hubby that at least 75% of the time he doesn't have to raise his voice after I say, "What?". It isn't that I haven't heard that he's speaking: it's that he hasn't gotten my attention off of whatever I've been focusing on before he says what he wanted me to hear. I did teach the kids, though, to say Mom?, and that then when I was looking at them I was going to take in what they were saying.

Top
#184461 - 04/23/09 12:03 PM Re: Prosopagnosia [Re: Jackie]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
Originally Posted By: Jackie
Throwing an auditory note in--I haven't yet managed to teach Hubby that at least 75% of the time he doesn't have to raise his voice after I say, "What?". It isn't that I haven't heard that he's speaking: it's that he hasn't gotten my attention off of whatever I've been focusing on before he says what he wanted me to hear. I did teach the kids, though, to say Mom?, and that then when I was looking at them I was going to take in what they were saying.


happens to us ALL the time!! not hearing someone can be taken so personally, when it really isn't at all.
_________________________
formerly known as etaoin...

Top
#184467 - 04/24/09 05:36 AM Re: Prosopagnosia [Re: Jackie]
BranShea Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Then there is the opposite of prosopagnosia;
not the incapacity of recognizing familiar faces, but recognizing familiar faces that on second glance aren't. Which made me believe that, unique as we may be, many of us have a number of duplicats walking this earth.

To be touched on the shoulder by someone who says : "Hi Annie", and then: "Oh sorry". Or the other way around: greeting a passer-by enthousiastically who raises astonished eyebrowes.
There is no expression or word for this phenomenen as far as I know.


Top
#184481 - 04/24/09 07:46 PM Re: Prosopagnosia [Re: BranShea]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6049
Loc: Land of the Flat Water

Surprise??
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

Top
#184482 - 04/25/09 03:59 AM Re: Prosopagnosia [Re: LukeJavan8]
BranShea Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
You can add embarassment, confusion, astonishment. But by now I 've fixed it in my mind that no one is unique in his/her uniqueness.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8687 Members
16 Forums
13783 Topics
213050 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
sa'a, csmoore, Jane Luckner, anjela, MR LOGOPHILE
8687 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 30 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
wofahulicodoc 77
LukeJavan8 58
endymion6 57
jenny jenny 50
Tromboniator 12
Faldage 5
MR LOGOPHILE 1
csmoore 1
Mercur10 1
Jane Luckner 1
April
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith