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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244174/damage-to-right-medial-temporal-structures-disrupts-the-capacity-for-scene-construction-a-case-study
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Muireann Irish, Annu Mothakunnel, Nadene Dermody, Nikki-Anne Wilson, John R Hodges, Olivier Piguet
The medial temporal lobes (MTL) are widely held to support a range of constructive endeavors including remembering the past, envisaging the future, and imagining hypothetical scenarios. While right MTL structures have been ascribed a prominent role in the construction of spatial contexts, lesion evidence to directly test this hypothesis is lacking. To this end, we assessed scene construction performance in two cases, GC and DF, who presented with left- and right-lateralized presentations of semantic dementia, respectively...
February 28, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229125/the-clinical-neuroanatomical-and-neuropathologic-phenotype-of-tbk1-associated-frontotemporal-dementia-a-longitudinal-case-report
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Carolin A M Koriath, Martina Bocchetta, Emilie Brotherhood, Ione O C Woollacott, Penny Norsworthy, Javier Simón-Sánchez, Cornelis Blauwendraat, Katrina M Dick, Elizabeth Gordon, Sophie R Harding, Nick C Fox, Sebastian Crutch, Jason D Warren, Tamas Revesz, Tammaryn Lashley, Simon Mead, Jonathan D Rohrer
INTRODUCTION: Mutations in the TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) gene have recently been shown to cause frontotemporal dementia (FTD). However, the phenotype of TBK1-associated FTD is currently unclear. METHODS: We performed a single case longitudinal study of a patient who was subsequently found to have a novel A705fs mutation in the TBK1 gene. He was assessed annually over a 7-year period with a series of clinical, cognitive, and magnetic resonance imaging assessments...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193545/gaze-cueing-requires-intact-face-processing-insights-from-acquired-prosopagnosia
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Nicolas Burra, Dirk Kerzel, Meike Ramon
Gaze-cueing is the automatic spatial orienting of attention in the direction of perceived gaze. Participants respond faster to targets located at positions congruent with the direction of gaze, compared to incongruent ones (gaze cueing effect, GCE). However, it still remains unclear whether its occurrence depends on intact integration of information from the entire eye region or face, rather than simply the presence of the eyes per se. To address this question, we investigated the GCE in PS, an extensively studied case of pure acquired prosopagnosia...
April 2017: Brain and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187081/tumoral-presentation-of-homonymous-hemianopia-and-prosopagnosia-in-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-related-inflammation
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Clotilde Hainline, Janet C Rucker, David Zagzag, John G Golfinos, Yvonne W Lui, Benjamin Liechty, Floyd A Warren, Laura J Balcer, Steven L Galetta
While cerebral amyloid angiopathy is a common cause of lobar hemorrhage, rarely it may be associated with an inflammatory response, thought to be incited by amyloid deposits. We report a 73-year-old woman with an extensive cancer history who presented with tumor-like lesions and symptoms of homonymous hemianopia and prosopagnosia. Found to have cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation proven by brain biopsy, she was treated successfully with immunosuppression.
March 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167906/non-invasive-mapping-of-face-processing-by-navigated-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation
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Stefanie Maurer, Katrin Giglhuber, Nico Sollmann, Anna Kelm, Sebastian Ille, Theresa Hauck, Noriko Tanigawa, Florian Ringel, Tobias Boeckh-Behrens, Bernhard Meyer, Sandro M Krieg
Background: Besides motor and language function, tumor resections within the frontal and parietal lobe have also been reported to cause neuropsychological impairment like prosopagnosia. Objective: Since non-navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has previously been used to map neuropsychological cortical function, this study aims to evaluate the feasibility and spatial discrimination of repetitive navigated TMS (rTMS) mapping for detection of face processing impairment in healthy volunteers. The study was also designed to establish this examination for preoperative mapping in brain tumor patients...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139958/perceptual-learning-of-faces-a-rehabilitative-study-of-acquired-prosopagnosia
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Jodie Davies-Thompson, Kimberley Fletcher, Charlotte Hills, Raika Pancaroglu, Sherryse L Corrow, Jason J S Barton
Despite many studies of acquired prosopagnosia, there have been only a few attempts at its rehabilitation, all in single cases, with a variety of mnemonic or perceptual approaches, and of variable efficacy. In a cohort with acquired prosopagnosia, we evaluated a perceptual learning program that incorporated variations in view and expression, which was aimed at training perceptual stages of face processing with an emphasis on ecological validity. Ten patients undertook an 11-week face training program and an 11-week control task...
March 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062719/characteristics-in-limbic-encephalitis-with-anti-adenylate-kinase-5-autoantibodies
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Le-Duy Do, Eve Chanson, Virginie Desestret, Bastien Joubert, François Ducray, Sabine Brugière, Yohann Couté, Maité Formaglio, Veronique Rogemond, Catherine Thomas-Antérion, Laura Borrega, Brice Laurens, Francois Tison, Jonathan Curot, Thomas De Brouker, Christine Lebrun-Frenay, Jean-Yves Delattre, Jean-Christophe Antoine, Jerome Honnorat
OBJECTIVE: To report 10 patients with limbic encephalitis (LE) and adenylate kinase 5 autoantibodies (AK5-Abs). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study in a cohort of 50 patients with LE with uncharacterized autoantibodies and identified a specific target using immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation, mass spectrometry, and cell-based assay. RESULTS: AK5 (a known autoantigen of LE) was identified as the target of antibodies in the CSFs and sera of 10 patients with LE (median age 64 years; range 57-80), which was characterized by subacute anterograde amnesia without seizure and sometimes preceded by a prodromal phase of asthenia or mood disturbances...
February 7, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034340/topographic-processing-in-developmental-prosopagnosia-preserved-perception-but-impaired-memory-of-scenes
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Solja K Klargaard, Randi Starrfelt, Anders Petersen, Christian Gerlach
Anecdotal evidence suggests a relation between impaired spatial (navigational) processing and developmental prosopagnosia. To address this formally, we tested two aspects of topographic processing - that is, perception and memory of mountain landscapes shown from different viewpoints. Participants included nine individuals with developmental prosopagnosia and 18 matched controls. The group with developmental prosopagnosia had no difficulty with topographic perception, but was reliably poorer in the retention of topographic information...
December 30, 2016: Cognitive Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893239/face-blind-for-other-race-faces-individual-differences-in-other-race-recognition-impairments
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Lulu Wan, Kate Crookes, Amy Dawel, Madeleine Pidcock, Ashleigh Hall, Elinor McKone
We report the existence of a previously undescribed group of people, namely individuals who are so poor at recognition of other-race faces that they meet criteria for clinical-level impairment (i.e., they are "face-blind" for other-race faces). Testing 550 participants, and using the well-validated Cambridge Face Memory Test for diagnosing face blindness, results show the rate of other-race face blindness to be nontrivial, specifically 8.1% of Caucasians and Asians raised in majority own-race countries. Results also show risk factors for other-race face blindness to include: a lack of interracial contact; and being at the lower end of the normal range of general face recognition ability (i...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792780/on-the-relation-between-face-and-object-recognition-in-developmental-prosopagnosia-no-dissociation-but-a-systematic-association
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Christian Gerlach, Solja K Klargaard, Randi Starrfelt
There is an ongoing debate about whether face recognition and object recognition constitute separate domains. Clarification of this issue can have important theoretical implications as face recognition is often used as a prime example of domain-specificity in mind and brain. An important source of input to this debate comes from studies of individuals with developmental prosopagnosia, suggesting that face recognition can be selectively impaired. We put the selectivity hypothesis to test by assessing the performance of 10 individuals with developmental prosopagnosia on demanding tests of visual object processing involving both regular and degraded drawings...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756661/prosopagnosia-induced-by-a-left-anterior-temporal-lobectomy-following-a-right-temporo-occipital-resection-in-a-multicentric-diffuse-low-grade-glioma
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Francesco Corrivetti, Guillaume Herbet, Sylvie Moritz-Gasser, Hugues Duffau
BACKGROUND: Face recognition is a complex function sustained by a distributed large-scale neural network, with a core system involving the ventral occipitotemporal cortex, the inferior longitudinal fasciculus (ILF), and the splenial commissural fibers. This circuit seems to be bilaterally organized, but with a right hemispheric dominance. According to this anatomic functional model, prosopagnosia is usually, but not exclusively, generated by a damage of the right part of this brain network...
January 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693815/congenital-prosopagnosia-is-associated-with-a-genetic-variation-in-the-oxytocin-receptor-oxtr-gene-an-exploratory-study
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Zaira Cattaneo, Roberta Daini, Manuela Malaspina, Federico Manai, Mariarita Lillo, Valentina Fermi, Susanna Schiavi, Boris Suchan, Sergio Comincini
Face-recognition deficits, referred to with the term prosopagnosia (i.e., face blindness), may manifest during development in the absence of any brain injury (from here the term congenital prosopagnosia, CP). It has been estimated that approximately 2.5% of the population is affected by face-processing deficits not depending on brain lesions, and varying a lot in severity. The genetic bases of this disorder are not known. In this study we tested for genetic association between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) and CP in a restricted cohort of Italian participants...
December 17, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649025/cognitive-world-neuropsychology-of-individual-differences
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Alfredo Ardila, Monica Rosselli
It is proposed that depending upon the specific pattern of cognitive abilities, each individual lives in an idiosyncratic "cognitive world." Brain pathology can be associated with some disturbed abilities, and frequently experiential changes (i.e., how the world is understood) are observed. Because these patients often are aware of their intellectual changes, they may represent excellent models to illustrate the diversity of cognitive interpretations an individual can have about the surrounding environmental conditions...
September 20, 2016: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605606/perception-and-processing-of-faces-in-the-human-brain-is-tuned-to-typical-feature-locations
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Benjamin de Haas, D Samuel Schwarzkopf, Ivan Alvarez, Rebecca P Lawson, Linda Henriksson, Nikolaus Kriegeskorte, Geraint Rees
UNLABELLED: Faces are salient social stimuli whose features attract a stereotypical pattern of fixations. The implications of this gaze behavior for perception and brain activity are largely unknown. Here, we characterize and quantify a retinotopic bias implied by typical gaze behavior toward faces, which leads to eyes and mouth appearing most often in the upper and lower visual field, respectively. We found that the adult human visual system is tuned to these contingencies. In two recognition experiments, recognition performance for isolated face parts was better when they were presented at typical, rather than reversed, visual field locations...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593455/word-and-text-processing-in-developmental-prosopagnosia
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Cristina Rubino, Sherryse L Corrow, Jeffrey C Corrow, Brad Duchaine, Jason J S Barton
The "many-to-many" hypothesis proposes that visual object processing is supported by distributed circuits that overlap for different object categories. For faces and words the hypothesis posits that both posterior fusiform regions contribute to both face and visual word perception and predicts that unilateral lesions impairing one will affect the other. However, studies testing this hypothesis have produced mixed results. We evaluated visual word processing in subjects with developmental prosopagnosia, a condition linked to right posterior fusiform abnormalities...
July 2016: Cognitive Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27489094/prosopagnosia-as-unusual-presentation-of-semantic-dementia-a-case-study
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Viviana Lo Buono, Francesco Corallo, Angela Marra, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Placido Bramanti, Silvia Marino
OBJECT: Semantic dementia is one of the main clinical variants of frontotemporal dementia and it is characterized by severe loss of conceptual knowledge with relative preservation of other cortical abilities. METHODS: We described a case of a patient affected by right temporal variant of frontotemporal lobar degeneration, characterized by prosopagnosia as an unusual disease onset. RESULTS: The neuropsychological evaluation showed a progressive deficit in face recognition and a slow decline in language in the absence of behavioral alterations...
August 4, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27482369/face-perception-and-test-reliabilities-in-congenital-prosopagnosia-in-seven-tests
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Janina Esins, Johannes Schultz, Claudia Stemper, Ingo Kennerknecht, Isabelle Bülthoff
Congenital prosopagnosia, the innate impairment in recognizing faces, is a very heterogeneous disorder with different phenotypical manifestations. To investigate the nature of prosopagnosia in more detail, we tested 16 prosopagnosics and 21 controls with an extended test battery addressing various aspects of face recognition. Our results show that prosopagnosics exhibited significant impairments in several face recognition tasks: impaired holistic processing (they were tested amongst others with the Cambridge Face Memory Test (CFMT)) as well as reduced processing of configural information of faces...
January 2016: I-Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27475965/altered-spontaneous-neural-activity-in-the-occipital-face-area-reflects-behavioral-deficits-in-developmental-prosopagnosia
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Yuanfang Zhao, Jingguang Li, Xiqin Liu, Yiying Song, Ruosi Wang, Zetian Yang, Jia Liu
Individuals with developmental prosopagnosia (DP) exhibit severe difficulties in recognizing faces and to a lesser extent, also exhibit difficulties in recognizing non-face objects. We used fMRI to investigate whether these behavioral deficits could be accounted for by altered spontaneous neural activity. Two aspects of spontaneous neural activity were measured: the intensity of neural activity in a voxel indexed by the fractional amplitude of spontaneous low-frequency fluctuations (fALFF), and the connectivity of a voxel to neighboring voxels indexed by regional homogeneity (ReHo)...
August 2016: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27364232/phasic-alertness-enhances-processing-of-face-and-non-face-stimuli-in-congenital-prosopagnosia
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Michal Tanzer, Noam Weinbach, Elite Mardo, Avishai Henik, Galia Avidan
Congenital prosopagnosia (CP) is a severe face processing impairment that occurs in the absence of any obvious brain damage and has often been associated with a more general deficit in deriving holistic relations between facial features or even between non-face shape dimensions. Here we further characterized this deficit and examined a potential way to ameliorate it. To this end we manipulated phasic alertness using alerting cues previously shown to modulate attention and enhance global processing of visual stimuli in normal observers...
August 2016: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27336807/prosopagnosia-as-the-presenting-symptom-of-whipple-disease
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Miguel Tábuas-Pereira, Margarida Vicente, Filomena Coelho, Isabel Santana
Whipple disease is a rare, chronic multisystem infectious disease. The central nervous system (CNS) is secondarily involved in 43% of patients; 5% of patients have isolated or primary CNS involvement. The most frequent CNS symptoms are cognitive changes. Prosopagnosia is an inability to recognize familiar faces, in a person who does not have vision impairments or cognitive alterations. This relatively rare condition is usually related to vascular, traumatic, degenerative, or infectious lesions. We report a 54-year-old woman who presented subacutely with fever, headache, and seizures that led to a diagnosis of infectious meningoencephalitis...
2016: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
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