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Dynamic emotion processing in Parkinson's disease as a function of channel availability

Paulmann, S and Pell, MD (2010) 'Dynamic emotion processing in Parkinson's disease as a function of channel availability.' Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 32 (8). 822 - 835. ISSN 1380-3395

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Abstract

Parkinson's disease (PD) is linked to impairments for recognizing emotional expressions, although the extent and nature of these communication deficits are uncertain. Here, we compared how adults with and without PD recognize dynamic expressions of emotion in three channels, involving lexical-semantic, prosody, and/or facial cues (each channel was investigated individually and in combination). Results indicated that while emotion recognition increased with channel availability in the PD group, patients performed significantly worse than healthy participants in all conditions. Difficulties processing dynamic emotional stimuli in PD could be linked to striatal dysfunction, which reduces efficient binding of sequential information in the disease. © 2010 Psychology Press.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2011 18:35
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 05:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1673

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