Do clinical factors affect social cognition ability in multiple sclerosis?

Takeaway

  • Quantifying social cognition with emotion recognition versus theory of mind tasks leads to different results, even in the same cohort of individuals with multiple sclerosis.

Why this matters

    The impact of neuropsychological impairment in multiple sclerosis is increasingly recognized. These novel findings suggest that theory of mind tasks should be used when assessing social cognition in multiple sclerosis due to its higher level of difficulty and the reduced impact of cognition on the task.