Journal article

Taking It at "Face Value": The Use of Face Processing Strategies in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Nicole Joshua, Tamsyn E Van Rheenen, David J Castle, Susan L Rossell

JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Use of appropriate face processing strategies is important for facial emotion recognition, which is known to be impaired in schizophrenia (SZ) and bipolar disorder (BD). There is preliminary evidence of abnormalities in the use of face processing strategies in the former, but there has been no explicit attempt to assess face processing in patients with BD. METHODS: Twenty-eight BD I, 28 SZ, and 28 healthy control participants completed tasks assessing featural and configural face processing. The facial inversion effect was used as a proxy of second order configural face processing and compared to featural face processing performance (which is known to be relatively less affected ..

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