Infants as young as 10 weeks of age respond differentially to their carer’s emotional states, expressed in both the face and voice .
Adults with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can recognise simple emotions and pass basic theory of mind tasks, but have difficulties recognising more complex emotions and mental states.
Participants were 6-9 year olds with high functioning ASC who used the SG for 8-12 weeks.
Type of Measure: Adults with Asperger Syndrome reportedly have difficulty recognizing and understanding complex emotions, which impacts their ability communicate (Golan, Baron-Cohen, & Hill, 2006).
It has been shown that serious games (SG) can produce simplified versions of the socio-emotional world.
The current study performed a cross-cultural evaluation (in the UK, Israel and Sweden) of Emotiplay's SG, a system aimed to teach emotion recognition (ER) to children with ASC in an entertaining, and intrinsically motivating way.
However, emotion recognition (ER) studies have focused mostly on recognition of the six ‘basic’ emotions, usually using still pictures of faces.
The ASC group scored significantly lower than controls on complex ER from faces and voices.
The criterion for passing a concept was correct recognition of at least 4 out of 5 items.
The implications of these results are discussed in relation to social functioning in AS.
ABSTRACT: Children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) experience difficulties recognizing others' emotions and mental states.
After watching the clip/listening to the voice recording, the participant is presented with four adjectives and is asked to choose the word that best describes how the person is feeling.
There are four different scores that can be derived from the CAM: overall emotion regulation, facial emotion recognition, vocal emotion recognition, and concepts correctly recognized.