Emotion recognition from stimuli in different sensory modalities in post-encephalitic patients

Yayoi Hayakawa, Masaru Mimura, Hidetomo Murakami, Mitsuru Kawamura

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Abstract

Emotion recognition from facial and non-facial stimuli was investigated in two post-encephalitic patients a few months after the onset of the disease. One patient who had a lesion relatively restricted to the amygdala and hippocampus experienced difficulty in recognizing fear from facial expressions. In contrast, the other patient who had a lesion that extended beyond the amygdala experienced difficulty in recognizing fear from non-facial (prosodic and written verbal) stimuli. We showed that impairment of emotion recognition was evident within a short duration after encephalitis and that recognizing emotion from different sensory modalities relies partly on integration of different neural systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-105
Number of pages7
JournalNeuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Emotion recognition
  • Facial and non-facial stimuli
  • Limbic encephalitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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