Review of emotion recognition in stroke patients

Rajamanickam Yuvaraj, Murugappan Murugappan, Norlinah Mohamed Ibrahim, Kenneth Sundaraj, Mohamad Khairiyah

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Objective: Patients suffering from stroke have a diminished ability to recognize emotions. This paper presents a review of neuropsychological studies that investigated the basic emotion processing deficits involved in individuals with interhemispheric brain (right, left) damage and normal controls, including processing mode (perception) and communication channels (facial, prosodic-intonational, lexical-verbal). Methods: An electronic search was conducted using specific keywords for studies investigating emotion recognition in brain damage patients. The PubMed database was searched until March 2012 as well as citations and reference lists. 92 potential articles were identified. Results: The findings showed that deficits in emotion perception were more frequently observed in individuals with right brain damage than those with left brain damage when processing facial, prosodic and lexical emotional stimuli. Conclusion: These findings suggest that the right hemisphere has a unique contribution in emotional processing and provide support for the right hemisphere emotion hypothesis. Significance: This robust deficit in emotion recognition has clinical significance. The extent of emotion recognition deficit in brain damage patients appears to be correlated with a variety of interpersonal difficulties such as complaints of frustration in social relations, feelings of social discomfort, desire to connect with others, feelings of social disconnection and use of controlling behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-196
Number of pages18
JournalDementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
Volume36
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

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Keywords

  • Brain damage patients
  • Communication channels
  • Emotion processing
  • Emotion recognition
  • Neuropsychology

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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Review of emotion recognition in stroke patients. / Yuvaraj, Rajamanickam; Murugappan, Murugappan; Mohamed Ibrahim, Norlinah; Sundaraj, Kenneth; Khairiyah, Mohamad.

In: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, Vol. 36, No. 3-4, 09.2013, p. 179-196.

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Yuvaraj, R, Murugappan, M, Mohamed Ibrahim, N, Sundaraj, K & Khairiyah, M 2013, 'Review of emotion recognition in stroke patients', Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, vol. 36, no. 3-4, pp. 179-196. https://doi.org/10.1159/000353440
Yuvaraj, Rajamanickam ; Murugappan, Murugappan ; Mohamed Ibrahim, Norlinah ; Sundaraj, Kenneth ; Khairiyah, Mohamad. / Review of emotion recognition in stroke patients. In: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. 2013 ; Vol. 36, No. 3-4. pp. 179-196.
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