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Are we having a laugh? Conversational laughter in schizophrenia

Abstract:
Social exclusion and social dysfunction are persistent and debilitating aspects of schizophrenia. The interactional impact of patients’ social deficits during actual dialogue is poorly understood. Through analysis of a corpus of patients’ triadic interactions we explored laughter as a marker of discomfort or coalition in patients’ interactions. Patient interactions did not differ from controls in terms of laughter production. However, patients who were more symptomatic laughed less frequently, while their partners showed a trend for displaying more shared laughter, potentially indicating coalition formation.
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Year:
2018
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Book title:
Proceedings of the Workshop on Dialogue and Perception
Pages:
35-37
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