Type of Measure: Adults with Asperger Syndrome reportedly have difficulty recognizing and understanding complex emotions, which impacts their ability communicate (Golan, Baron-Cohen, & Hill, 2006).The Cambridge Mindreading (CAM) Face-Voice Battery was designed to assess the wide emotional repertoire of adults and to examine each emotion thoroughly through both visual and auditory modalities.
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Each of these tasks has fifty questions, in which the participant is either watching 3–5 second silent clips of actors portraying an emotion (facial task), or listening to short sentences, spoken in a particular emotional intonation (vocal task).
After watching the clip/listening to the voice recording, the participant is presented with four adjectives and is asked to choose the word that best describes how the person is feeling.
Tranel, (2002) Impaired Recognition of Social Emotions following Amygdala Damage Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 14:8:1-11 S.
Hill, (2001) The 'Reading the mind in the eyes' test revised version: A study with normal adults, and adults with Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning autism Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 1-252 S.
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If you are concerned that you, or a friend or relative, may have ASC, please discuss these concerns with your GP or family doctor or ask the National Autistic Society (NAS) or equivalent charity in your country, for advice.