Reduced neural responses to vocal fear: a potential biomarker for callous-uncaring traits in early childhood

Callous-unemotional (CU) traits are characterized by a lack of guilt and empathy, and low responsiveness to distress and fear in others. Children with CU traits are at-risk for engaging in early and persistent conduct problems. Individuals showing CU traits have been shown to have reduced neural responses to others' distress (e.g., fear). However, the neural components of distress responses in children with CU traits have not been investigated in early childhood. In the current study, we examined neural responses that underlie the processing of emotionally valenced vocal stimuli using the event-related potential technique in a group of preschoolers.


Publication Date:
Nov 08 2017
Date Submitted:
Nov 20 2018
ISSN:
1467-7687
Citation:
Developmental Science.
e12608
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