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Injured Face Discrimination in children and patients with Alzheimer

June 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 – $45

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Children with typical development and Alzheimer’s disease patients showed similar patterns of impaired discrimination of injured faces. This suggests that the neural substrates that underlie injured face discrimination may be compromised in Alzheimer’s disease.

The study found that children and Alzheimer’s patients were more likely to confuse an injured face with a neutral face than a happy or angry face. This suggests that the ability to discriminate injured faces may be reliant on the same neural mechanisms that underlie emotion processing.

The findings of this study have important implications for our understanding of the neural basis of face processing and emotion recognition in Alzheimer’s disease. They also suggest that interventions that target the neural substrates of emotion processing may be beneficial for improving face discrimination in Alzheimer’s disease patients.

Source: Injured Face Discrimination in Children and Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease by Eric Hussey

Bio

Eric S. Hussey, OD, FCOVD

Dr. Eric Hussey graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry. He currently serves on the board of OEPF as President, is the chair of NW Congress of Optometry and serves as treasurer and as the liaison to the education committee, including the Affiliated Meetings Committee, which includes all of the regional congresses. He has published over thirty papers (almost all peer-reviewed), and he has one in review now. The title of the new paper beginning with “Who’s on First?” may suggest some level of neuro-nerddom. With one foot in the real world of the clinic and real patient problems, and the other foot in the world of clinical research, he keeps us going toward better and better care of your vision.

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Date:
June 5
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $45
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