When other faces fade, Berlusconi's lives on

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 13 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:863
  1. Fabio Turone
  1. Milan

    The effect of heavy and prolonged propaganda on the human brain might be even stronger than previously thought, according to a case report in the international journal Cortex (in press).

    The case described a 66 year old Italian housewife with five years of education who found it more and more difficult to recognise her relatives and friends but always recognised the face of the Italian prime minister and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi, whose pervasive political communication has flooded Italy over the past decade. …

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