Mentalizing in schizophrenia: A multivariate functional MRI study
Andrew K Martin, Ilvana Dzafic, Gail A Robinson, David Reutens, Bryan Mowry
NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2016
Schizophrenia is associated with mentalizing deficits that impact on social functioning and quality of life. Recently, schizophrenia has been conceptualized as a disorder of neural dysconnectivity and network level analyses offers a means of understanding the underlying deficits leading to mentalizing difficulty. Using an established mentalizing task (The Triangles Task), functional magnetic resonance images (fMRI) were acquired from 19 patients with schizophrenia and 17 age- and sex-matched healthy controls (HCs). Participants were required to watch short animations of two triangles interacting with each other with the interactions either random (no interaction), physical (patterned movemen..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
Awarded by United States National Institute of Mental Health
This work was supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (Grant number 631671) and the United States National Institute of Mental Health (Grant number RO1 MH59588).