Many conditions stem from visual agnosia. Many people have heard about prosopagnosia or face blindness. Essentially, individuals with this condition cannot consciously recognize faces and may even lack the ability to recognize their own face. Many people with prosopagnosia originally believe they are simply bad at remembering names. Pure alexia is an inability to recognize text. Individuals with pure alexia can still write, though they cannot read printed material word by word. Instead, they read words letter by letter.
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