Lateralization of facial emotional expression in schizophrenic and depressed patients.

@article{Yecker1999LateralizationOF,
  title={Lateralization of facial emotional expression in schizophrenic and depressed patients.},
  author={Sandra A Yecker and Joan C. Borod and Alizah Brozgold and Chrubasik M. Cousins E. Martin and Murray Alpert and J. A. Welkowitz},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={370-9}
}
This study examined facial emotional expressions produced by schizophrenic (SZ), unipolar depressed (UD), and normal control (NC) righthanded adults. Hypotheses regarding right-hemisphere activation in UD and suppression in SZ were addressed, as well as hypotheses about emotion and laterality. Subjects were videotaped while posing positive, neutral, and negative facial expressions to verbal command and to visual imitation. Naive judges rated hemiface stimuli for intensity in original and mirror… CONTINUE READING

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