Brain correlates of musical and facial emotion recognition: Evidence from the dementias

@article{Hsieh2012BrainCO,
  title={Brain correlates of musical and facial emotion recognition: Evidence from the dementias},
  author={Shulan Hsieh and Michael Hornberger and Olivier Piguet and John R. Hodges},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2012},
  volume={50},
  pages={1814-1822}
}
The recognition of facial expressions of emotion is impaired in semantic dementia (SD) and is associated with right-sided brain atrophy in areas known to be involved in emotion processing, notably the amygdala. Whether patients with SD also experience difficulty recognizing emotions conveyed by other media, such as music, is unclear. Prior studies have used excerpts of known music from classical or film repertoire but not unfamiliar melodies designed to convey distinct emotions. Patients with… CONTINUE READING

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