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  • C – Characteristic lesions involve the fusiform gyrus.
  • O – Object agnosia associated with lesions in the left hemisphere.
  • M – Meaning of words denoting objects cannot be understood.
  • B – Bilateral infarctions in the territory of the posterior cerebral arteries.
  • I – In such cases, prosopagnosia is associated with lesions in the right hemisphere.
  • N – Naming faces and objects is impaired.
  • A – Achromatopsia, a centrally based color blindness, can be present.
  • T – Temporal cortex degenerative diseases can cause associative prosopagnosia and object agnosia.
  • I – Inferior temporal cortex is affected in progressive associative agnosia.
  • O – Object recognition is impaired in semantic dementia.
  • N – Naming objects is impaired in semantic PPA.

Mnemonic : FAMILIAR FACES

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