Deficits of facial affect recognition are associated with schizophrenia, as is the ability to infer others’ beliefs (“Theory of Mind”). French researchers compared 20 patients with schizophrenia diagnoses with 30 matched controls, finding that recognition of facial emotions was associated with the attribution of beliefs. Results appear in Encephale.
Besche-Richard, C., Bourrin-Tisseron, A., et al; “Recognition of facial emotions and theory of mind in schizophrenia: Could the theory of mind deficit be due to the non-recognition of facial emotions?” Encephale, June 2012; 38(3) 241-7
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