Journal article

Configural and Featural Face Processing Influences on Emotion Recognition in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

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

JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Emotion recognition impairments have been demonstrated in schizophrenia (Sz), but are less consistent and lesser in magnitude in bipolar disorder (BD). This may be related to the extent to which different face processing strategies are engaged during emotion recognition in each of these disorders. We recently showed that Sz patients had impairments in the use of both featural and configural face processing strategies, whereas BD patients were impaired only in the use of the latter. Here we examine the influence that these impairments have on facial emotion recognition in these cohorts. METHODS: Twenty-eight individuals with Sz, 28 individuals with BD, and 28 healthy controls comp..

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