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Adult Performance Following Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

What happens to adults who have had a traumatic brain injury?

If you are interested in a study that examined adult sensitivity to emotion, empathy, and theory of mind, this is a good one to take a look at. The primary objective was to examine deficits in emotion perception for adults who had experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during childhood and investigate relationships between emotion perception skills, empathy, and Theory of Mind (ToM).

The current findings indicated that deficits in social skills are long lasting and raises the issue of whether intervention to improve sensitivity to genuine emotion can influence more complex social skills and improve quality of social interactions for individuals following traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The study was done by T. McLellan and A. McKinlay and can be accessed here.

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