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#184443 - 04/22/09 05:01 PM Prosopagnosia  
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Oh my goodness! I have that! Is there a support group? Is there a convention?

#184444 - 04/22/09 06:24 PM Re: Prosopagnosia [Re: Miramichier]  
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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.

#184445 - 04/22/09 06:58 PM Re: Prosopagnosia [Re: WordBdey]  
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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.
#184446 - 04/22/09 07:04 PM Re: Prosopagnosia [Re: Miramichier]  
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Yes, welcome, I have eosprosopagnosia, the early in the morning mirror variety.

#184448 - 04/22/09 08:44 PM Re: Inability to remember the names of familiar faces. [Re: zmjezhd]  
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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

#184459 - 04/23/09 03:55 PM Re: Prosopagnosia [Re: Miramichier]  
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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.

#184461 - 04/23/09 04:03 PM Re: Prosopagnosia [Re: Jackie]  
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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.


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#184467 - 04/24/09 09:36 AM Re: Prosopagnosia [Re: Jackie]  
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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.


#184481 - 04/24/09 11:46 PM Re: Prosopagnosia [Re: BranShea]  
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Surprise??


----please, draw me a sheep----
#184482 - 04/25/09 07:59 AM Re: Prosopagnosia [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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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.

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