Gender differences in facial expression recognition in survivors of pediatric brain tumors.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Willard, VW; Hardy, KK; Bonner, MJ

Published Date

  • August 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 893 - 897

PubMed ID

  • 19061181

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1099-1611

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/pon.1502


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England