Impaired facial emotion recognition in patients with ventromedial prefrontal hypoperfusion.

@article{Vandekerckhove2014ImpairedFE,
  title={Impaired facial emotion recognition in patients with ventromedial prefrontal hypoperfusion.},
  author={Marie Vandekerckhove and Maarten Plessers and Arno Van Mieghem and Kurt Beeckmans and Frederik van Acker and Reinoud Maex and Hans Joachim Markowitsch and Peter Mari{\"e}n and Frank Van Overwalle},
  journal={Neuropsychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={
          605-12
        }
}
Empathy refers to our ability to recognize and share emotions by another human being. Impairment may underlie many of the emotional deficits commonly associated with a range of neuropsychiatric and neurological conditions. The prefrontal cortex (PFC) has long been implicated in these processes, but the specific contribution of subregions of the PFC remain unclear. Studies regarding the role of subregions of the prefrontal cortex such as the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC)-in facial… CONTINUE READING
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