Gender differences in facial expression recognition in survivors of pediatric brain tumors.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relation between gender, history of cranial radiation therapy (CRT) and facial expression recognition (FER) skill in survivors of pediatric brain tumors. METHODS: Fifty-three survivors (27 females) completed a measure of FER and an intelligence test. RESULTS: There was a significant interaction between gender and CRT on ability to interpret low-intensity facial expressions, such that females who had not had CRT made fewer errors than either females who had CRT or males. CONCLUSION: A history of CRT has a notable effect on FER skill in females: girls who received CRT performed significantly more poorly than girls who did not.
Willard, VW; Hardy, KK; Bonner, MJ
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