Patients with chronic medial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) can be impaired in different tasks that evaluate emotional or social abilities. In particular, the recognition of facial emotions can be affected (Meletti S, Benuzzi F, Rubboli G, et al. Neurology 2003;60:426-31. Meletti S, Benuzzi F, Cantalupo G, Rubboli G, Tassinari CA, Nichelli P. Epilepsia 2009;50:1547-59). To better understand the nature of emotion recognition deficits in MTLE we investigated the decoding of basic emotions in the visual (facial expression) and auditory (emotional prosody) domains in 41 patients. Results showed deficits in the recognition of both facial and vocal expression of emotions, with a strong correlation between performances across the two tasks. No correlation between emotion recognition and measures of IQ, quality of life (QOLIE-31), and depression (Beck Depression Inventory) was significant, except for a weak correlation between prosody recognition and IQ. These data suggest that emotion recognition impairment in MTLE is not dependent on the sensory channel through which the emotional stimulus is transmitted. Moreover, these findings support the notion that emotional processing is at least partly independent of measures of cognitive intelligence.

Recognition of emotions from faces and voices in medial temporal lobe epilepsy / A., Bonora; Benuzzi, Francesca; Monti, Giulia; L., Mirandola; Pugnaghi, Matteo; Nichelli, Paolo Frigio; Meletti, Stefano. - In: EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR. - ISSN 1525-5050. - STAMPA. - 20(2011), pp. 648-654. [10.1016/j.yebeh.2011.01.027]

Recognition of emotions from faces and voices in medial temporal lobe epilepsy

BENUZZI, Francesca;MONTI, Giulia;PUGNAGHI, Matteo;NICHELLI, Paolo Frigio;MELETTI, Stefano
2011

Abstract

Patients with chronic medial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) can be impaired in different tasks that evaluate emotional or social abilities. In particular, the recognition of facial emotions can be affected (Meletti S, Benuzzi F, Rubboli G, et al. Neurology 2003;60:426-31. Meletti S, Benuzzi F, Cantalupo G, Rubboli G, Tassinari CA, Nichelli P. Epilepsia 2009;50:1547-59). To better understand the nature of emotion recognition deficits in MTLE we investigated the decoding of basic emotions in the visual (facial expression) and auditory (emotional prosody) domains in 41 patients. Results showed deficits in the recognition of both facial and vocal expression of emotions, with a strong correlation between performances across the two tasks. No correlation between emotion recognition and measures of IQ, quality of life (QOLIE-31), and depression (Beck Depression Inventory) was significant, except for a weak correlation between prosody recognition and IQ. These data suggest that emotion recognition impairment in MTLE is not dependent on the sensory channel through which the emotional stimulus is transmitted. Moreover, these findings support the notion that emotional processing is at least partly independent of measures of cognitive intelligence.
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Recognition of emotions from faces and voices in medial temporal lobe epilepsy / A., Bonora; Benuzzi, Francesca; Monti, Giulia; L., Mirandola; Pugnaghi, Matteo; Nichelli, Paolo Frigio; Meletti, Stefano. - In: EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR. - ISSN 1525-5050. - STAMPA. - 20(2011), pp. 648-654. [10.1016/j.yebeh.2011.01.027]
A., Bonora; Benuzzi, Francesca; Monti, Giulia; L., Mirandola; Pugnaghi, Matteo; Nichelli, Paolo Frigio; Meletti, Stefano
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