PhD ceremony: mw. L.M. Hoekert, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Thesis: Beyond what is being said. Emotional prosody: its neural basis and its relevance for schizophrenia
Promotor(s): prof.dr. A. Aleman, prof.dr. R.S. Kahn
Faculty: Medical Sciences
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Recognizing emotions difficult for patients with schizophrenia
Emotional prosody is a paralinguistic aspect of language, consisting of features including intonation, stress, pitch, and volume. It is also known as the emotional melody of speech. These cues are crucial for the understanding the intentions and emotional state of the other. The neural basis of emotional prosody has not been elucidated completely. Studies in this thesis have shown that different areas in the right hemisphere but also some areas in the left hemisphere are involved in emotional prosody perception.
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