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dc.contributor.authorPomarol-Clotet, E.
dc.contributor.authorHynes, F.
dc.contributor.authorAshwin, C.
dc.contributor.authorBullmore, E.T.
dc.contributor.authorMcKenna, P. J.
dc.contributor.authorLaws, K.R.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-09T08:39:09Z
dc.date.available2011-05-09T08:39:09Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationPomarol-Clotet , E , Hynes , F , Ashwin , C , Bullmore , E T , McKenna , P J & Laws , K R 2010 , ' Facial emotion processing in schizophrenia : a non-specific neuropsychological deficit? ' , Psychological Medicine , vol. 40 , no. 6 , pp. 911-919 . https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291709991309
dc.identifier.issn0033-2917
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 189151
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: a5b60eab-2967-4816-b80c-6693b5288883
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/5745
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 77952407511
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/5745
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at : http://journals.cambridge.org/ Copyright Cambridge University Press
dc.description.abstractBackground: Identification of facial emotions has been found to be impaired in schizophrenia but there are uncertainties about the neuropsychological specificity of the finding. Method: Twenty-two patients with schizophrenia and 20 healthy controls were given tests requiring identification of facial emotion, judgement of the intensity of emotional expressions without identification, familiar face recognition and the Benton Facial Recognition Test (BFRT). The schizophrenia patients were selected to be relatively intellectually preserved. Results: The patients with schizophrenia showed no deficit in identifying facial emotion, although they were slower than the controls. They were, however, impaired on judging the intensity of emotional expression without identification. They showed impairment in recognizing familiar faces but not on the BFRT. Conclusions: When steps are taken to reduce the effects of general intellectual impairment, there is no deficit in identifying facial emotions in schizophrenia. There may, however, be a deficit in judging emotional intensity. The impairment found in naming familiar faces is consistent with other evidence of semantic memory impairment in the disorder.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofPsychological Medicine
dc.subjectcognition
dc.subjectemotion
dc.subjectface processing
dc.subjectschizophrenia
dc.titleFacial emotion processing in schizophrenia : a non-specific neuropsychological deficit?en
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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