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    Understanding strategic information use during emotional expression judgments 
in Williams syndrome

    Ewing, Louise and Farran, E.K. and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Smith, Marie L. (2017) Understanding strategic information use during emotional expression judgments 
in Williams syndrome. Developmental Neuropsychology 42 (5), pp. 323-335. ISSN 8756-5641.

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    Detailed analysis of expression judgments in Williams syndrome reveals that successful emotion categorization need not reflect ‘classic’ information processing strategies. These individuals draw upon a distinct set of featural details to identify happy and fearful faces that differ from those used by typically developing comparison groups: children and adults. The diagnostic visual information is also notably less interlinked in Williams syndrome, consistent with reports of diminished processing of configural information during face identity judgments. These results prompt reconsideration of typical models of face expertise by revealing that an age-appropriate profile of expression performance can be achieved via alternative routes.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): face perception, emotional expressions, social motivation, reverse correlation, adults, Williams syndrome
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 13:17
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:34


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