Emotion recognition in Huntington's disease: Electrophysiological correlates, relationship to everyday social function, and remediation

2017-09-04T23:38:24Z (GMT) by CLARE LOUISE KEMPNICH
This thesis investigates novel facets of emotion recognition including its electrophysiological correlates, its relationship with everyday social function, and its capacity for, and response to, remediation. We demonstrate that emotion recognition impairments may contribute to the social dysfunction that people with HD experience, and therefore emotion recognition may be a potential therapeutic target to improve social quality of life. We also demonstrate that individuals with HD are able to self-administer a computerised program designed to improve emotion recognition skills, which lead to their improved recognition on a novel emotion recognition task.