Investigating the social cognition phenotypes in children, adolescents, and adults with epilepsy

Anna Rita Giovagnoli, Mary Lou Smith

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Abstract

In recent years, clinical and neuropsychological assessment of patients with epilepsy has dedicated increasing attention to social cognition (SC), which is relevant to interpersonal relations, psychological well-being, and autonomy. The components of SC are supported by distinct but interlinked brain regions that may be affected by focal and generalized epilepsy. This special issue sought to describe some of the societal, clinical, and pathophysiological correlates of SC in patients with epilepsy and healthy subjects, highlighting some of the questions key to clinical care and research. This article is part of the Special Issue “Epilepsy and social cognition across the lifespan”

Original languageEnglish
Article number106438
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Volume100
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

Keywords

  • Facial emotion expression
  • Quality of life
  • Social cognition
  • Social competence
  • Theory of mind

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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