April 2, 2023


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3 Things to Know About Brad Pitt Disease

3 Things to Know About Brad Pitt Disease

A few days ago, American actor Brad Pitt revealed that he suffers from facial recognition disorder. Dr. Julian J. Cavanagh provides an update on the disease.

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“This means an inability to recognize faces. When your eyes receive images, ​​​​this signal is sent to the brain in its various structures, including the occipital lobe. The images are analyzed in this way,” he explained.

“This facial recognition ability is not unique to humans. Some animals also have this ability. There are people who are born without this ability. There are others who lose this ability due to a tumor, autoimmune disease or stroke,” the doctor explained.

As for Brad Pitt, he is one of those who never had this ability.

“But we don’t know to what extent. The experience he shares is that during Hollywood events, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ has has a reputation as a snob and not interested in others, but in reality, he has a hard time identifying with them. “, he continued.

“What’s remarkable is that people born like him don’t necessarily feel it. It’s hard to know how many people are affected. We have more data on people with disabilities, but it’s still rare,” Mr. Kavanagh said.

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