KOCHEN Sara Silvia
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Emotion recognition of auditory and visual stimuli in patients with resistant temporal lobe epilepsy
:FERNÁNDEZ LIMA M (1,2,3), ODDO S (1,2,3), PEREIRA DE SILVA N (2,3), GIAGANTE B (2,3), CÁMPORA, N (1,3); SOLÍS, P (2,3), PRINCICH J (2,3), GORI, B (1,2,3); MÚNERA, C (1,2,3); KOCHEN S (1,2,3), D'ALESSIO L (1,2,3).
Introduction: Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most common form of epilepsy. The hippocampus-amygdala complex, along with others structures of the limbic system, plays a central role in emotional recognition (ER)and this function plays an essential role in social cognition and behavior. The aim of this study was to determine the performance in ER in patients with drug-resistant TLE (RTLE) using visual and auditory stimuli. Methods: Patients with RTLE were diagnosed according to the following protocol: neurological, neuropsychological, and psychiatric evaluations; EEG, VEEG and MRI studies. Healthy controls were matched according to age and gender. The ER was determined using visual stimuli from the Set "Pictures of facial affect? (POFA) - (Ekman and Friesen, 1976) and auditory stimuli from the Set "Montreal Affective Voices" (Belin, Fillon-Bilodeau and Gosselin, 2008). In both cases, the emotional categories of the stimuli sets were seven: Happiness, Anger, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, Surprise and Neutral. Statistical analysis performed: normality test, Student's test and Mann-Whitney test were applied for the statistical analysis. Results: We included 53 subjects: 29 patients with RTLE (13 women, 16 men, mean age: 32.09 +/- 13 years) and 24 healthy controls (13 women, 11 men, mean age: 37.21 +/- 13 years). The RTLE patients presented a lower performance in the ER with both, auditory (a-) and visual (v-) stimuli in the general performance (p