- Apathy and impaired recognition of emotion: are they related in Parkinson's disease? Dujardin, Kathy; Lopes, Renaud // Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Oct2014, Vol. 85 Issue 10, p1061
The author discusses apathy as one of the most disabling behavioural disorders in Parkinson's disease (PD), and reflects on a study that assessed the severity of apathy and the degree of impairment in recognition of facial emotions (RFE) in non-demented, non-depressed PD patients, who underwent...
- Selective Attention and Facial Expression Recognition in Patients with Parkinson's Disease. Alonso-Recio, Laura; Serrano, Juan M.; Martín, Pilar // Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology;Jun2014, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p374
Parkinson's disease (PD) has been associated with facial expression recognition difficulties. However, this impairment could be secondary to the one produced in other cognitive processes involved in recognition, such as selective attention. This study investigates the influence of two selective...
- Emotional processing following cortical and subcortical brain damage: contribution of the fronto-striatal circuitry. Breitenstein, Caterina; Daum, Irene; Ackermann, Hermann // Behavioural Neurology;1998, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p29
The present study examined the differential contribution of cortical and subcortical brain structures in emotional processing by comparing patients with focal cortical lesions (n = 32) to those with primarily subcortical dysregulation of the basal ganglia (Parkinson's disease n = 14). A...
- Objectifying Facial Expressivity Assessment of Parkinson's Patients: Preliminary Study. Peng Wu; Gonzalez, Isabel; Patsis, Georgios; Dongmei Jiang; Sahli, Hichem; Kerckhofs, Eric; Vandekerckhove, Marie // Computational & Mathematical Methods in Medicine;2014, p1
Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) can exhibit a reduction of spontaneous facial expression, designated as "facial masking," a symptom in which facial muscles become rigid. To improve clinical assessment of facial expressivity of PD, this work attempts to quantify the dynamic facial...
- Basic and Social Emotion Recognition in Patients With Parkinson Disease. MARTINS, Ana; MURESAN, Angelica; JUSTO, Mariline; SIMÃO, Claudia // Journal of Neurological Sciences;2008, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p247
The loss of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson Disease (PD) patients has been associated with impaired emotion recognition. It has been speculated in previous studies that patients with hypodopaminergic state exhibited weaker amygdala activation in response to facial stimuli. In this study we...
- smile. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p2146
A definition of the term "smile," which refers to a facial expression that may represent pleasure, amusement, derision, or scorn, wherein the corners of the mouth are turned up in expressions of pleasure or amusement, and the eyes usually appear to be warm and friendly, is presented.
- Bitchy nesting face. // Mother & Baby;Jul2015, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p21
The article offers information on the definition of the phrase b##chy nesting face.
- coin counting. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p444
A definition of the medical term "coin counting" is presented. Coin counting refers to the sliding movement of the tips of the thumb and index finger over each other. This case may be observed in patients with Parkinson's disease. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical...
- sleepwalking. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2014
A definition of the term "sleepwalking" is presented. It refers to autonomic actions performed during sleep. This condition occured mainly in children. Each episode lasts less than 10 min. The eyes are open, and the facial expression is blank.