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Brain Cogn. 2009 Mar;69(2):442-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2008.09.009. Epub 2008 Oct 31.

Long-term ability to interpret facial expression after traumatic brain injury and its relation to social integration.

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  • 1School of Human Communication Sciences, La Trobe University, Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora, Vic. 3086, Australia.


There is considerable evidence that individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience problems interpreting the emotional state of others. However, the functional implications of these changes have not been fully investigated. A study of 13 individuals with severe TBI and an equal number of matched controls found that TBI participants had significantly more difficulty interpreting facial expression and matching emotions to social situations. A significant relationship was also established between social integration and ability to interpret facial expression for TBI participants. These results support the inclusion of therapy targeting this area within rehabilitation programs for individuals with TBI.

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