“The man who mistook his women for a hat” - Neuroanatomical analysis





Prosopagnosia, Visual agnosia, neuroanatomy, Temporal-occipital lobe


Prosopagnosia is a type of visual agnosia characterized by the inability to recognize faces. In functional studies, the recognition and interpretation of faces is attributed mainly, but not only, to the fusiform, lingual, and parahippocampal gyri of the temporal lobe, supplied by branches of the posterior cerebral artery. The aim of this article is to make a deep description of the neuroanatomical bases of this type of visual agnosia, as well as the most frequent etiologies, the clinical approach and the imaging findings.


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Suarez, S., & Pérez Cruz, J. C. (2023). “The man who mistook his women for a hat” - Neuroanatomical analysis. Archivos De Neurociencias, 28(4). https://doi.org/10.31157/an.v28i4.470



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