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Structural Alterations of the Social Brain: A Comparison between Schizophrenia and Autism

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Correlation plots.

Left: Correlation between left amygdala GM volume (beta-values) and the ‘reading the mind in the eyes’-score (RME) in autism spectrum disorder (r = 0.41; P = 0.015). The RME-score represents the number of correctly identified emotions of pictures depicting facial expressions (maximum score = 28). Right: Correlation between left insular GM volume (beta-values) and the PANSS hallucinatory behaviour score in schizophrenia (r = 0.56; P = 0.008). The hallucinatory behaviour score represents the degree of a patient’s verbal report or behaviour indicating perceptions which are not generated by external stimuli. The score ranges between 1 (absent) and 7 (extreme).

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