Theory of mind difficulties in patients with alcohol dependence: beyond the prefrontal cortex dysfunction hypothesis.

@article{Maurage2015TheoryOM,
  title={Theory of mind difficulties in patients with alcohol dependence: beyond the prefrontal cortex dysfunction hypothesis.},
  author={François Maurage and Philippe de Timary and Juan Martin Tecco and St{\'e}phane Lechantre and Dana Samson},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2015},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={980-8}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that alcohol-dependent (AD) individuals have difficulties inferring other people's emotion, understanding humor, and detecting a faux pas. This study aimed at further understanding the nature of such "Theory of Mind" (ToM) difficulties. METHODS A total of 34 recently detoxified AD and 34 paired controls were compared based on 2 nonverbal and video-based false belief tasks. These tasks were designed to identify 3 different types of deficits: (i) a deficit… CONTINUE READING
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