According to the scientists, those with prolonged covid who participated in the study reported a reduced ability to perceive their surroundings after covid-19.
The coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) has had a devastating impact on the lives of people around the world. A recent scientific study has revealed that COVID-19 can impair facial recognition. According to scientists, some patients are exhibiting a condition known as prosopagnosia or face blindness. This is the first study to report such problems in patients who have recovered from COVID-19. The study was published in the journal Cortex.
A team of scientists examined 28-year-old women who were infected with COVID-19 in March 2020 and experienced a relapse two months later. According to scientists, these women have been observed to have difficulty recognizing faces and navigating after relapse.
Scientists found that they had trouble recognizing familiar faces, a symptom of prosopagnosia. This group had difficulty learning new identities, according to these women’s scores on the Cambridge Face Memory Test.
During the study, these women had a navigational deficit or difficulty walking and had trouble remembering where items were at the grocery store, the researchers said.
As part of the study, scientists collected self-reported data from 54 individuals who had suffered with symptoms for 12 weeks or more. In addition, 32 individuals who recovered from chronic COVID-19 received longitudinal data.
According to scientists, cognitive and perpetual abilities have been reported to be reduced in individuals with prolonged covid.
Neuroscientists Mary-Louise Kieseler and Brad Duchaine of Dartmouth College ran some medical tests on a woman named Annie who only had difficulty recognizing faces and found no other major medical problems.