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ERIC Number: EJ977619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0194-2638
Recognition of Facial Expressions of Emotion in Adults with Down Syndrome
Virji-Babul, Naznin; Watt, Kimberley; Nathoo, Farouk; Johnson, Peter
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, v32 n3 p333-343 Aug 2012
Research on facial expressions in individuals with Down syndrome (DS) has been conducted using photographs. Our goal was to examine the effect of motion on perception of emotional expressions. Adults with DS, adults with typical development matched for chronological age (CA), and children with typical development matched for developmental age (DA) viewed photographs and video clips of facial expressions of: happy, sad, mad, and scared. The odds of accurate identification of facial expressions were 2.7 times greater for video clips compared with photographs. The odds of accurate identification of expressions of mad and scared were greater for video clips compared with photographs. The odds of accurate identification of expressions of mad and sad were greater for adults but did not differ between adults with DS and children. Adults with DS demonstrated the lowest accuracy for recognition of scared. These results support the importance of motion cues in evaluating the social skills of individuals with DS. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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