Relative preservation of the recognition of positive facial expression "happiness" in Alzheimer disease.

@article{Maki2013RelativePO,
  title={Relative preservation of the recognition of positive facial expression "happiness" in Alzheimer disease.},
  author={Yohko Maki and Hiroshi Yoshida and Tomoharu Yamaguchi and Haruyasu Yamaguchi},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={105-10}
}
BACKGROUND Positivity recognition bias has been reported for facial expression as well as memory and visual stimuli in aged individuals, whereas emotional facial recognition in Alzheimer disease (AD) patients is controversial, with possible involvement of confounding factors such as deficits in spatial processing of non-emotional facial features and in verbal processing to express emotions. Thus, we examined whether recognition of positive facial expressions was preserved in AD patients, by… CONTINUE READING
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