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Brad Pitt Reveals He Has Prosopagnosia, A Rare Disorder

Brad Pitt Reveals He Has Prosopagnosia, A Rare Disorder

Brad Pitt Reveals He Has Prosopagnosia, A Rare Disorder

Brad Pitt Reveals He Has Prosopagnosia, A Rare Disorder

In a recent interview with GQ, actor Brad Pitt expressed concern that people would perceive him as distant, unapproachable,, or self-absorbed since he has trouble identifying people. As a result, he naturally, has trouble remembering people he’s met in the past or just a short while ago.

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Pitt has never had an official diagnosis for the disorder known as prosopagnosia, but his signs and symptoms strongly suggest that he has face blindness.

The 58-year-old Hollywood sweetheart went on to admit he feels ashamed that he can’t remember the faces of persons he has previously encountered.

Brad Pitt Reveals He Has Prosopagnosia, A Rare Disorder

Several studies estimate that one in every 50 persons suffers from prosopagnosia.

What Causes Prosopagnosia?

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), it is a neurological disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces.

Depending upon the degree of impairment, some patients may only have difficulty recognizing a familiar face, while some will be unable to recognize their own face.

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Prosopagnosia is thought to be the result of abnormalities, damage, or impairment in the right fusiform gyrus, a fold in the brain that appears to coordinate the neural systems that control facial perception and memory.

Patients can suffer from this disorder as a direct result of stroke, traumatic brain injury, or certain neurodegenerative diseases.


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