Facial expression decoding in early Parkinson's disease.

  title={Facial expression decoding in early Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Marc D. Pell and Carol L. Leonard},
  journal={Brain research. Cognitive brain research},
  volume={23 2-3},
The ability to derive emotional and non-emotional information from unfamiliar, static faces was evaluated in 21 adults with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) and 21 healthy control subjects. Participants' sensitivity to emotional expressions was comprehensively assessed in tasks of discrimination, identification, and rating of five basic emotions: happiness, (pleasant) surprise, anger, disgust, and sadness. Subjects also discriminated and identified faces according to underlying phonemic… CONTINUE READING