Prosopagnosia in two patients with CT scan evidence of damage confined to the right hemisphere

Neuropsychologia. 1986;24(3):385-9. doi: 10.1016/0028-3932(86)90023-0.


Two patients developed a severe and long-lasting inability to recognize familiar faces (prosopagnosia) after a stroke, which was shown by CT scan to be confined to the right hemisphere. The area of softening involved the entire cortico-subcortical territory of distribution of the right posterior cerebral artery. These data suggest that in a few cases right occipito-temporal damage may be sufficient to produce prosopagnosia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Agnosia / pathology*
  • Cerebral Cortex / pathology*
  • Dominance, Cerebral*
  • Face
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed