The Effect of Emotion on Verbal Recall in Traumatic Brain Injury

Czimskey, Natalie Marie and Marquardt, Thomas P. (2013) The Effect of Emotion on Verbal Recall in Traumatic Brain Injury. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have impairments in identifying emotion in social and pragmatic communication (Ben-David, van Lieshout, & Leszcz, 2011). These deficits include difficulty with correctly matching emotion in facial expressions (Watts & Douglas, 2006), interpreting prosody of speech (Dimoska, McDonald, Pell, Tate, & James, 2010), retrieving words (Hough, 2008) and determining the perspectives of other individuals using theory of mind (McDonald & Flanagan, 2004). However, little research has focused on the processing of emotional content in verbal recall. The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of stimulus emotional content on the ability of individuals with TBI to recall words from lists and content units from paragraphs. Results from the study have clinical significance because the tasks may serve as appraisal instruments for determining the level of emotional processing impairment associated with traumatic brain injury and document the importance of emotional content in selecting stimuli for treatment intervention.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Depositing User: OSCP Staff 1
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2013
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2013 : 43rd : Tucson, AZ : May 28-June 2, 2013)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2503

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