Type

Journal Article

Authors

Gary Donohoe
Ian H Robertson
Aiden Corvin
Til Wykes
Colm McDonald
Brian Hallahan
Brian Fitzmaurice
James F Meaney
Andrew J Fagan
Emilia Furey
and 4 others

Subjects

Psychology

Topics
cognitive psychology functional magnetic resonance imaging working memory emotion recognition social cognition psychology cognitive therapy reading performance

Computerised working memory based cognitive remediation therapy does not affect Reading the Mind in the Eyes test performance or neural activity during a Facial Emotion Recognition test in psychosis (2018)

Abstract Working memory based cognitive remediation therapy (CT) for psychosis has recently been associated with broad improvements in performance on untrained tasks measuring working memory, episodic memory and IQ, and changes in associated brain regions. However, it is unclear if these improvements transfer to the domain of social cognition and neural activity related to performance on social cognitive tasks. We examined performance on the Reading the Mind in the Eyes test (Eyes test) in a large sample of participants with psychosis who underwent working memory based CT (N = 43) compared to a Control Group of participants with psychosis (N = 35). In a subset of this sample, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine changes in neural activity during a facial emotion recognition task in participants who underwent CT (N = 15) compared to a Control Group (N = 15). No significant effects of CT were observed on Eyes test performance or on neural activity during facial emotion recognition, either at p<0.05 family‚Äźwise error, or at a p<0.001 uncorrected threshold, within a priori social cognitive regions of interest. This study suggests that working memory based CT does not significantly impact an aspect of social cognition which was measured behaviourally and neurally. It provides further evidence that deficits in the ability to decode mental state from facial expressions are dissociable from working memory deficits, and suggests that future CT programs should target social cognition in addition to working memory for the purposes of further enhancing social function.
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Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
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Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology

Full list of authors on original publication

Gary Donohoe, Ian H Robertson, Aiden Corvin, Til Wykes, Colm McDonald, Brian Hallahan, Brian Fitzmaurice, James F Meaney, Andrew J Fagan, Emilia Furey and 4 others

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