The influence of emotion clarity on emotional prosody identification in paranoid schizophrenia.

@article{Bach2009TheIO,
  title={The influence of emotion clarity on emotional prosody identification in paranoid schizophrenia.},
  author={Dominik R. Bach and Karin Buxtorf and Didier Grandjean and Werner Konrad Strik},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={927-38}
}
BACKGROUND Identification of emotional facial expression and emotional prosody (i.e. speech melody) is often impaired in schizophrenia. For facial emotion identification, a recent study suggested that the relative deficit in schizophrenia is enhanced when the presented emotion is easier to recognize. It is unclear whether this effect is specific to face processing or part of a more general emotion recognition deficit. METHOD We used clarity-graded emotional prosodic stimuli without semantic… CONTINUE READING