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Stranger in the Mirror

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Can you imagine having healthy, normal eyes and still not being able to recognize your family and friends? This is the problem faced by people with visual agnosia, a disorder caused by an injury to the part of the brain that processes images from the eyes. People with visual agnosia can no longer look at common objects and immediately know what they are. By studying an image or an object for a period of time they can often figure out what it is, but in order to do so they must also depend on clues from their other senses. For people with visual agnosia, identifying an object is like a mystery story where bits and pieces of evidence slowly come to light.

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