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Laboratoire de Psychologie Médicale et d'Addictologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
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Psychiatry Res 2015 Sep 16;229(1-2):188-93. Epub 2015 Jul 16.
Department of Adult Psychiatry, Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Institute of Neurosciences (IoNS), 1200 Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:
Disturbed processing of emotional faces and voices is typically observed in schizophrenia. This deficit leads to impaired social cognition and interactions. In this study, we investigated whether impaired processing of emotions also affects musical stimuli, which are widely present in daily life and known for their emotional impact. Read More
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Psychological Medicine Laboratory and Addictology, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium.
Impaired perception of emotion in others has been described and confirmed in addictions with substances, but no such data exists regarding addictions without substances. As it has been hypothesized that toxic effect of substances on the brain was responsible for the impairments described, studying addictions without substances could be of interest to confirm this hypothesis. Twenty-two male pathological gamblers were compared to 22 male healthy controls matched for age and education level on non-verbal emotion perception tasks including faces, voices, and musical excerpts. Read More
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Laboratory for Experimental Psychopathology, Psychological Sciences Research Institute, Université Catholique de Louvain.
Alcohol-dependent patients have difficulty recognizing social cues such as emotional facial expressions, prosody, and postures. However, most researchers describing these difficulties rely on labeling tasks. It therefore remains difficult to disentangle genuine emotion-decoding problems from emotion-labeling impairments. Read More
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Department of Neuroscience, Nuovo Ospedale Civile Sant'Agostino Estense, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.
Patients with chronic medial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) can be impaired in different tasks that evaluate emotional or social abilities. In particular, the recognition of facial emotions can be affected (Meletti S, Benuzzi F, Rubboli G, et al. Neurology 2003;60:426-31. Read More