Characterization of the facial expression of emotions in schizophrenia patients: preliminary findings with a new electromyography method.

@article{Wolf2006CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the facial expression of emotions in schizophrenia patients: preliminary findings with a new electromyography method.},
  author={Karsten Wolf and Reinhard Mass and Falk Kiefer and Klaus Wiedemann and Dieter Naber},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={2006},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={335-41}
}
OBJECTIVE We investigated facial expression of emotions (FEE) in schizophrenia patients, using an improved and highly selective facial electromyography (EMG) method, and we examined the correlation between FEE and psychopathology. METHOD We compared unmedicated patients with schizophrenia (n = 32) with healthy subjects (n = 21) with regard to the activity of 3 joy-relevant facial muscles (the M.zygomaticus, the M. orbicularis oculi, and the M.levator labii). Emotions were induced by pictures… CONTINUE READING

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