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Orbitofrontal cortex lesions result in abnormal social judgements to emotional faces

Willis, Megan; Palermo, Romina; Burke, Darren; McGrillen, Ky; Miller, Laurie

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Facial expressions of emotion display a wealth of important social information that we use to guide our social judgements. The aim of the current study was to investigate whether patients with orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) lesions exhibit an impaired ability to judge the approachability of emotional faces. Furthermore, we also intended to establish whether impaired approachability judgements provided to emotional faces emerged in the presence of preserved explicit facial expression recognition....[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/22867
Source: Neuropsychologia
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.04.010

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