Not just fear and sadness: Meta-analytic evidence of pervasive emotion recognition deficits for facial and vocal expressions in psychopathy

@article{Dawel2012NotJF,
  title={Not just fear and sadness: Meta-analytic evidence of pervasive emotion recognition deficits for facial and vocal expressions in psychopathy},
  author={Amy Dawel and Richard O’Kearney and Elinor McKone and Romina Palermo},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={2288-2304}
}
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