Psychiatry Res 2017 09 12;255:167-172. Epub 2017 Apr 12.
Department of Psychiatry, Saint-Luc University Hospital and Institute of Neuroscience (IoNS), Université catholique de Louvain, 10 Avenue Hippocrate, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:
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Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2008 Apr 30;32(4):600-6. Epub 2008 Jan 30.
Cognitive Neurosciences and Clinical Psychology Research units, Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
Background: It is well established that chronic alcoholism is associated with a deficit in the decoding of emotional facial expression (EFE). Nevertheless, it is still unclear whether this deficit is specifically for emotions or due to a more general impairment in visual or facial processing. This study was designed to clarify this issue using multiple control tasks and the subtraction method. Read More
Psychiatry Res 2009 Sep 18;169(2):101-6. Epub 2009 Aug 18.
Brain Behavior Laboratory, Sha'ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel; Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
It is not clear whether the deficits in emotion perception in schizophrenia are distinct from cognitive impairments or affect some emotions more than others. We tested the hypothesis that the emotion perception deficit in schizophrenia is valence specific. Participants comprised 75 chronic schizophrenia patients and 77 healthy controls who were asked to identify happy, sad and neutral facial emotional expressions. Read More
Neuropsychologia 2017 02 14;96:164-174. Epub 2017 Jan 14.
Department of Psychology and Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science, University of Toronto, Canada. Electronic address:
Schizophrenia patients have impaired performance and abnormal brain activation during facial emotion recognition, which may represent a marker of genetic liability to schizophrenia. However, it remains unclear whether the impairment is specific to recognizing emotion from faces or is instead attributable to more generalized dysfunction. The current study aimed to distinguish between specific and generalized neural dysfunction underlying impaired facial emotion recognition in schizophrenia and examine associations with genetic liability. Read More
Schizophr Res 2010 May 24;118(1-3):146-53. Epub 2010 Feb 24.
Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.
Social and affective disturbances have long been thought to be core to schizophrenia. Deficits in accurately identifying and discriminating facial displays of emotion may be central components of the functional and social abnormalities seen in schizophrenia; however, their relationship with negative symptoms is less clear. The current study examined facial affect labeling and discrimination performance in a sample of 15 patients meeting criteria for deficit syndrome schizophrenia, 26 schizophrenia patients who do not meet criteria for the deficit syndrome, and 22 healthy controls. Read More