Deficits in social knowledge following damage to ventromedial prefrontal cortex.

@article{Mah2005DeficitsIS,
  title={Deficits in social knowledge following damage to ventromedial prefrontal cortex.},
  author={Linda W Y Mah and Miriam Courtney Arnold and Jordan Grafman},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={66-74}
}
Patients with damage to the frontal lobes frequently exhibit impaired social behavior, but it is not clear which specific processes are disrupted. The authors investigated the ability to interpret nonverbal emotional expression in patients with lesions involving ventromedial (N=20) or dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (N=9) and in healthy volunteers (N=23). As hypothesized, only patients with ventromedial prefrontal lesions showed impaired task performance relative to normal comparison subjects… CONTINUE READING

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