As humans we are highly skilled in decoding facial expressions. The skill we demonstrate suggests that the process has an evolutionary function which would be explained by our need to use facial expressions to identify emotional states in others for successful functioning in a complex social environment. The assessment is computer-delivered and initially intended for use with young children aged 4 to 6 years.
Difficulties in facial emotion recognition ER skills are linked to autism spectrum disorder ASD in studies performed in Western and Eastern Asian countries. However, there is a paucity of research examining ER skills in Arab countries, where face-covering veils are more common than in Western countries. Scandinavian children with ASD demonstrated a lower ability to recognize emotions in general and specifically happiness than did Scandinavian TD children.
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Defects in social cognition which includes Facial Emotion Recognition Deficits [FERD] have been consistently demonstrated in most neuropsychiatric disorders. Four experienced and trained actors one young male, one young female, one older male and one older female emoted six basic emotions, namely happy, sad, fear, anger, surprise and disgust at two different intensities [i. These images were then validated by 51 students from various mental health disciplines and five qualified psychiatrists.
This article was written by the psychiatrists of Broadcast Thought —Dr. Vasilis K. Pozios and Dr.
Dynamic Emotional Communication View all 22 Articles. Researchers have theoretically proposed that humans decode other individuals' emotions or elementary cognitive appraisals from particular sets of facial action units AUs. Furthermore, the previous studies relied on facial expressions of actors and no study used spontaneous and dynamic facial expressions in naturalistic settings.
It has recently been highlighted that patients affected by schizophrenia SCZ and those affected by bipolar disorder BD undergo gradual chronic worsening of cognitive and social functioning. The objective of the current study was to evaluate and compare using the Facial Action Coding System [FACS] the way by which patients with the two disorders experience and display emotions in relation to specific emotional stimuli. Forty-five individuals participated in the study: 15 SCZ patients, 15 BD patients, and 15 healthy controls.
Comprehensive Guide to Autism pp Cite as. It has been consistently reported that individuals with autism spectrum disorders show a specific deficit in decoding facial expression of emotions. In this chapter we will discuss empirical evidence as well as theoretical hypotheses which addressed the processing of faces in autistic and Asperger children.