The Perception and the Recognition of Human Faces and their Emotional Expressions - in healthy subjects and schizophrenic patients

Vadim S. Rotenberg


This article displays a reconsideration of literary data that leads to the suggestion that the process of the face identification and of the recognition of human facial expressions, in addition to the perception of single facial features and their configurations, is based on the more essential creation of the polysemantic interpersonal relationships. In schizophrenic patients this ability is lost. The feeling of the human nature of faces is out of the competence of these patients and faces cause emotional tension with the subsequent use of the psychological defense.

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