Time perception has long been known to be impaired in schizophrenia. Moreover, recent neuropsychological theories have postulated abnormalities of cognitive motor control in schizophrenia. However, the intersection of these two topics has rarely been studied, and it is unclear what role subjects' own actions may play in the construction of subjective time… (More)
Motor imagery provides a direct insight into action representations. The aim of the present study was to investigate the level of impairment of action monitoring in schizophrenia by evaluating the performance of schizophrenic patients on mental rotation tasks. We raised the following questions: (1) Are schizophrenic patients impaired in motor imagery both… (More)
At the time of synaptogenesis typically 50% of the neurons die. The biological role of this is still unclear, but there is evidence in the visual system that many neurons projecting to topographically inappropriate parts of their target are eliminated to improve the accuracy of the mapping. The signaling that determines neuronal survival involves electrical… (More)
Schizophrenia is associated with cognitive deficits and information-processing anomalies. Several studies have shown impairments in frontal lobe functions such as discovering rules, adopting strategies and working memory. We have evaluated the performances of schizophrenic patients on three different tasks of information processing. The first was a simple… (More)
Schizophrenia is characterized by an altered sense of the reality, associated with hallucinations and delusions. Some theories suggest that schizophrenia is related to a deficiency of the system that generates information about the sensory consequences of the actions realized by the subject. This system monitors the reafferent information resulting from an… (More)
In this article we want to show how graphical languages can be used successfully for monitoring and controlling a digital musical instrument. An overview of the design and development stages of this instrument shows how we can create models which will simplify the control and use of different kinds of musical algorithms for synthesis and sequencing.