In his reply to our study (Mammucari et al., 1988), Buck criticizes (1) our review of previous literature and (2) methodological aspects of our study, including his conviction that the FACS technique is insufficiently sensitive. Our fundamental disagreement with Buck is based upon our different research goals: he aims toward evaluating the possible derangement in communicative ability that follows a right hemisphere lesion; whereas we are specifically interested in evaluating the content of emotional responding in a relatively sponaneous situation. Several areas of concern are discussed in relation to this discrepancy, i.e., the use of subjective versus objective evaluations in examining facial expression, the selection of stimuli for emotional stimulation, and the issue of data-driven versus hypotheses-driven research on emotional responding in brain damaged patients.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology