Journal article

Dynamic face processing impairments are associated with cognitive and positive psychotic symptoms across psychiatric disorders

Hayley Darke, Suresh Sundram, Simon J Cropper, Olivia Carter

NPJ SCHIZOPHRENIA | NATURE PORTFOLIO | Published : 2021

Abstract

Impairments in social cognition-including recognition of facial expressions-are increasingly recognised as a core deficit in schizophrenia. It remains unclear whether other aspects of face processing (such as identity recognition) are also impaired, and whether such deficits can be attributed to more general cognitive difficulties. Moreover, while the majority of past studies have used picture-based tasks to assess face recognition, literature suggests that video-based tasks elicit different neural activations and have greater ecological validity. This study aimed to characterise face processing using video-based stimuli in psychiatric inpatients with and without psychosis. Symptom correlate..

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