Journal article

Cue dependent right hemineglect in schizophrenia: a kinematic analysis

ME Downing, JG Phillips, JL Bradshaw, KS Vaddadi, C Pantelis

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY NEUROSURGERY AND PSYCHIATRY | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 1998

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Schizophrenia may result from disturbed attentional processes and/or defective internal cueing. Attention for subsequent action within a cued movement task was therefore studied, testing specific hypotheses of hemispheric dysfunction and of impaired interhemispheric communication. METHOD: Fifteen patients with schizophrenia and 15 matched controls were either cued or uncued when moving a pen to a target on their right or left side with their right or left hand. Pen tip position was sampled at 200 Hz on a WACOM SD420 graphics tablet for subsequent kinematic analysis. RESULTS: Patients with schizophrenia were slower initiating rightwards movements without a cue. Patients also exhib..

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