Social cognition and emotion recognition in Schizophrenia

J Hall, JM Harris, Reiner Heinrich Sprengelmeyer, A Sprengelmeyer, AW Young, I Santos, EC Johnstone, SM Lawrie

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Abstract

Studies of face processing have begun to elucidate the brain regions involved in social cognition, which include frontal and temporal regions known to be reduced in volume in schizophrenia. In this case-control study participants with schizophrenia (n=20) showed marked deficits in their ability to interpret social cues from faces, and those experiencing positive symptoms were impaired in recognising even basic facial emotions.

Declaration of interest None.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-170
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume185
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004

Keywords

  • EMOTIONS

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