Understanding strategic information use during emotional expression judgments in Williams syndrome

Ewing, Louise ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5263-1267, Farran, Emily K., Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Smith, Marie L. (2017) Understanding strategic information use during emotional expression judgments in Williams syndrome. Developmental Neuropsychology, 42 (5). pp. 323-335. ISSN 8756-5641

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Detailed analysis of expression judgments in Williams syndrome reveals that successful emotion categorization need not reflect ‘classic’ information processing strategies. These individuals draw upon a distinct set of featural details to identify happy and fearful faces that differ from those used by typically developing comparison groups: children and adults. The diagnostic visual information is also notably less interlinked in Williams syndrome, consistent with reports of diminished processing of configural information during face identity judgments. These results prompt reconsideration of typical models of face expertise by revealing that an age-appropriate profile of expression performance can be achieved via alternative routes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: face perception,emotional expressions,social motivation,reverse correlation,adults,williams syndrome
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2017 05:05
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 02:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/64053
DOI: 10.1080/87565641.2017.1353995

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