chapter  2
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The Anatomical Substrate of Prosopagnosia

In retrospect, perhaps investigators ought to have been more skeptical of utilizing visual field information in the understanding of the anatomical basis of prosopagnosia, for both methodological and theoretical reasons. Although most patients with unilateral field defects had left-sided defects, a sizeable number of subjects had exclusively right visual defects (i.e., would have had lesions exclusively in the left hemisphere). Those cases would have been difficult to reconcile with the notion that prosopagnosia was caused by right hemisphere damage.