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    Channels of emotional expression in patients with unilateral brain damage

    Borod, J.C. and Koff, E. and Lorch, Marjorie and Nicholas, M. (1985) Channels of emotional expression in patients with unilateral brain damage. Archives of Neurology 42 (4), pp. 345-348. ISSN 0003-9942.

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    The contribution of facial, intonational, and speech channels to spontaneous emotional expression was examined in right brain-damaged (RBD), left braindamaged (LBD), and normal control (NC) subjects. Subjects were videotaped while viewing and responding to a series of emotionally laden slides; the videotapes were then rated for the three channels of communication. Overall, RBDs used facial expression and intonation less frequently than the other two groups. When the speech output channel was analyzed, oral expression of feelings in the RBDs, relative to the LBDs and NCs, was less appropriate, more propositional than prosodic, and more descriptive than affective. When the ratings for the three channels of communication were examined, facial expression and intonation were significantly correlated for all subjects.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 13:03
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:31


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