Author Archives: Alexandra Andersson, PhD

ALS Patients with Emotion Recognition Problems May Improve with Positive Social Contact, Study Finds

Researchers in a recent amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) study found that patients had problems reading negative emotions in other people because of changed activity in brain regions associated with emotional recognition. Conversely, patients with more frequent social contacts were able to neurologically compensate. The study, “Perception of emotional facial expressions in amyotrophic…