Context Effects on Facial Affect Recognition in Schizophrenia and Autism: Behavioral and Eye-Tracking Evidence.

@article{Sasson2016ContextEO,
  title={Context Effects on Facial Affect Recognition in Schizophrenia and Autism: Behavioral and Eye-Tracking Evidence.},
  author={Noah J. Sasson and Amy E. Pinkham and Lauren P Weittenhiller and Daniel J. Faso and Claire E Simpson},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={2016},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={675-83}
}
Although Schizophrenia (SCZ) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) share impairments in emotion recognition, the mechanisms underlying these impairments may differ. The current study used the novel "Emotions in Context" task to examine how the interpretation and visual inspection of facial affect is modulated by congruent and incongruent emotional contexts in SCZ and ASD. Both adults with SCZ (n= 44) and those with ASD (n= 21) exhibited reduced affect recognition relative to typically-developing… CONTINUE READING
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