Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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