According to a recent study on COVID-19, prolonged COVID infection may lead to prosopagnosia in some people, commonly known as “face blindness”. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defines face blindness as a “neurological disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces”. According to this study published in the journal Cortex, after symptoms of Kovid, some people can recognize faces and Navigation related problems may have to be faced.
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Study focuses on a woman named Annie
The study focused on a 28-year-old woman named Annie who got infected with Covid in March 2020. Prior to this, Annie had no trouble recognizing faces, but two months after being exposed to the virus, she found it difficult to recognize even close family members. On one occasion, Annie said she was unable to recognize her father’s face when he passed by in a restaurant. Annie told that she felt that my father’s voice was coming out of a stranger’s face. She told researchers that she now relies on people’s voices for identification. Annie also had a problem of “navigational deficit (lack of sense of direction)” after the Kovid infection. She told that she now tries to find her way through a grocery store.
Took feedback from 54 people with long covid
Researchers took the responses of 54 people with long Covid and found that most of them reported problems with visual recognition and navigation abilities. In the study, the researchers wrote, “Annie’s results suggest that COVID-19 can cause serious neuropsychological problems and it appears that high-level visual impairments are not uncommon in people with long-term COVID-19.”
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