Neural Substrates of Empathic Accuracy in People With Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Bulletin, 04/13/2012

The results use a naturalistic performance measure to confirm that schizophrenic patients demonstrate impaired ability to understand others’ internal states. They provide novel evidence about a potential mechanism for this impairment: schizophrenic patients failed to capitalize on targets’ emotional expressivity and also demonstrate reduced neural sensitivity to targets’ affective cues.

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