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ERIC Number: EJ873002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Representational Momentum for Dynamic Facial Expressions in Pervasive Developmental Disorder
Uono, Shota; Sato, Wataru; Toichi, Motomi
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v40 n3 p371-377 Mar 2010
Individuals with pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) have difficulty with social communication via emotional facial expressions, but behavioral studies involving static images have reported inconsistent findings about emotion recognition. We investigated whether dynamic presentation of facial expression would enhance subjective perception of expressed emotion in 13 individuals with PDD and 13 typically developing controls. We presented dynamic and static emotional (fearful and happy) expressions. Participants were asked to match a changeable emotional face display with the last presented image. The results showed that both groups perceived the last image of dynamic facial expression to be more emotionally exaggerated than the static facial expression. This finding suggests that individuals with PDD have an intact perceptual mechanism for processing dynamic information in another individual's face.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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