Journal article

Facial Emotion Recognition, Face Scan Paths, and Face Perception in Children With Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Amelia K Lewis, Melanie A Porter, Samantha Bzishvili, Tracey A Williams, Kathryn N North, Jonathan M Payne

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate face scan paths and face perception abilities in children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) and how these might relate to emotion recognition abilities in this population. METHOD: The authors investigated facial emotion recognition, face scan paths, and face perception in 29 children with NF1 compared to 29 chronological age-matched typically developing controls. Correlations between facial emotion recognition, face scan paths, and face perception in children with NF1 were examined. RESULTS: Children with NF1 displayed significantly poorer recognition of fearful expressions compared to controls, as well as a nonsignificant trend toward poorer reco..

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