Empathy and emotion recognition in people with autism, first-degree relatives, and controls

@article{Sucksmith2013EmpathyAE,
  title={Empathy and emotion recognition in people with autism, first-degree relatives, and controls},
  author={E. Sucksmith and Carrie Allison and Simon Baron-Cohen and Bhismadev Chakrabarti and Rosa A Hoekstra},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2013},
  volume={51},
  pages={98-105}
}
Empathy is the lens through which we view others' emotion expressions, and respond to them. In this study, empathy and facial emotion recognition were investigated in adults with autism spectrum conditions (ASC; N=314), parents of a child with ASC (N=297) and IQ-matched controls (N=184). Participants completed a self-report measure of empathy (the Empathy Quotient [EQ]) and a modified version of the Karolinska Directed Emotional Faces Task (KDEF) using an online test interface. Results showed… CONTINUE READING

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