Disengagement of attention in schizophrenia

Milton E. Strauss, Tatjana Novakovic, Allen Y. Tien, Frederick Bylsma, Godfrey D. Pearlson

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    Abstract

    We compared covert shift of visual attention in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, both in states of remission, to normal controls to examine the persistence of lateralized attentional deficits into nonpsychotic states. Although patients were slower in all conditions than normals, there was no difference in pattern of attentional shift among the groups. This suggests that the left-hemisphere deficit in shift of covert attention in schizophrenia may be limited to periods of florid illness.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)139-146
    Number of pages8
    JournalPsychiatry research
    Volume37
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - May 1991

    Keywords

    • Psychosis
    • cognition
    • laterality
    • reaction time

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychiatry and Mental health
    • Biological Psychiatry

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    Strauss, M. E., Novakovic, T., Tien, A. Y., Bylsma, F., & Pearlson, G. D. (1991). Disengagement of attention in schizophrenia. Psychiatry research, 37(2), 139-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/0165-1781(91)90071-V