Emotional gain after verbal loss.
The researchers examined 10 patients in whom brain damage had blocked much language understanding, 10 brain-damaged individuals with no language problems, and 58 healthy adults. Participants watched a videotape in which people first tried to conceal strong negative emotions and then honestly revealed positive emotions.
Language-impaired participants identified the liars substantially more often than members of the other groups did, Etcoff's group reports in the May 11 NATURE.
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|Title Annotation:||some forms of brain damage can improve person's ability to read nonverbal communication|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||May 27, 2000|
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