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Working to Improve Emotional Processing After Brain Injury


Research Update: Working to Improve Emotional Processing After Brain Injury

A brief summary of current research.

Training emotional processing in persons with brain injury

Radice-Neumann, D, Zupan, B, Tomita, M, and Willer, B (2009). Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Vol 24 (5), pp 313-323.

Researchers examined the effectiveness of two interventions for different aspects of emotion-processing deficits — recognizing emotions on a person’s face and emotional inference from written stories. The study participants benefited from each type of intervention in different, but measureable ways. More research is needed; however, the measureable improvements in various aspects of emotional processing using clinically practical interventions is promising.

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