Perceiving facial and vocal expressions of emotion in individuals with Williams syndrome.

@article{PlesaSkwerer2006PerceivingFA,
  title={Perceiving facial and vocal expressions of emotion in individuals with Williams syndrome.},
  author={Daniela Plesa-Skwerer and Susan Faja and Casey A. Schofield and Alyssa D. Verbalis and Helen Tager-Flusberg},
  journal={American journal of mental retardation : AJMR},
  year={2006},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={15-26}
}
People with Williams syndrome are extremely sociable, empathic, and expressive in communication. Some researchers suggest they may be especially sensitive to perceiving emotional expressions. We administered the Faces and Paralanguage subtests of the Diagnostic Analysis of Nonverbal Accuracy Scale (DANVA2), a standardized measure of emotion recognition for basic emotions to three groups: adolescents and adults with Williams syndrome, age and IQ-matched participants with learning/intellectual… CONTINUE READING

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