Micro-expression recognition training in medical students: a pilot study.

J Endres, A Laidlaw

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Patients provide emotional cues during consultations which may be verbal or non-verbal. Many studies focus on patient verbal cues as predictors of physicians' ability to recognize and address patient needs but this project focused on non-verbal cues in the form of facial micro-expressions. This pilot study investigated first year medical students' (n = 75) identified as being either good or poor communicators abilities to detect emotional micro-expressions before and after training using the Micro Expression Training Tool (ME
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalBMC Medical Education
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2009

Bibliographical note

Acknowledgement: The authors would like to thank Gerry Humphris for guidance during the
study and on draft versions of this manuscript


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