Emotion recognition of static and dynamic faces in autism spectrum disorder

Peter Gregory Enticott, Hayley Ann Kennedy, Patrick James Johnston, Nicole Joan Rinehart, Bruce John Tonge, John Raymond Taffe, Paul Bernard Fitzgerald

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Abstract

There is substantial evidence for facial emotion recognition (FER) deficits in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The extent of this impairment, however, remains unclear, and there is some suggestion that clinical groups might benefit from the use of dynamic rather than static images. High-functioning individuals with ASD (n = 36) and typically developing controls (n = 36) completed a computerised FER task involving static and dynamic expressions of the six basic emotions. The ASD group showed poorer overall performance in identifying anger and disgust and were disadvantaged by dynamic (relative to static) stimuli when presented with sad expressions. Among both groups, however, dynamic stimuli appeared to improve recognition of anger. This research provides further evidence of specific impairment in the recognition of negative emotions in ASD, but argues against any broad advantages associated with the use of dynamic displays. ? 2013 Taylor Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1110 - 1118
Number of pages9
JournalCognition & Emotion
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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