Alcoholics' deficits in the decoding of emotional facial expression.

  title={Alcoholics' deficits in the decoding of emotional facial expression.},
  author={Pierre Philippot and Charles Kornreich and Sylvie Blairy and Ilse Baert and A Den Dulk and Olivier le Bon and Emmanuel Streel and Ursula Hess and Isidore Pelc and Paul Verbanck},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  volume={23 6},
The present study investigated emotional facial expression decoding in alcoholics. Twenty-five alcoholic patients at the end of the detoxification process were compared with 25 volunteers matched for age, sex, and education. They were presented with facial expressions of neutral, mild, moderate, or strong emotional intensity. Results indicate that alcoholics overestimate the intensity of emotional expressions and make more errors in their decoding with a special bias for anger and contempt… CONTINUE READING
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