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J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2005 Winter;17(1):119-21.

Huntington's disease patients show impaired perception of disgust in the gustatory and olfactory modalities.

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  • 1School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK. I.J.Mitchell@bham.ac.uk


Patients with Huntington's disease show deficits in recognizing disgust in the facial expressions and vocal intonations of others. In this study, the authors demonstrate that these disgust-related deficits extend to foul-smelling olfactory stimuli and inappropriate combinations of taste stimuli.

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