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It has been proposed that schizophrenia arises through a disturbance of coupling between large-scale cortical systems. This "disconnection hypothesis" is tested by applying a measure of dynamical interdependence to scalp EEG data. EEG data were collected from 40 subjects with a first episode of schizophrenia and 40 matched healthy controls. An algorithm for(More)
OBJECTIVES Gamma ('40 Hz') rhythms may play a role in the integration of sensory processing activity. Impaired temporal integration may be a key feature of the associated disturbances in schizophrenia. This is the first study to examine the time course of Gamma activity induced in response to stimuli in this disorder. METHODS Gamma activity induced in(More)
OBJECTIVES Event-related potential (ERP) abnormalities to target stimuli are reliably found in schizophrenia. However, as people with schizophrenia are thought to have difficulty discerning the relevance of incoming sensory stimuli it is also important to examine ERPs to non-targets. To differentiate between potential trait markers of the disease and(More)
The P300 component was elicited by an auditory oddball paradigm in 55 normal adults from a wide age range: 19 patients with dementia, 17 patients with depression, and 15 patients with schizophrenia. Normal P300 latency at a given age was predicted by using an age regression equation that had been calculated on the basis of the entire normal sample. Using(More)
BACKGROUND This study compared the ability of two different models of psychopathology in schizophrenia to account for findings in the quantified electroencephalogram (qEEG) recorded from midline sites in a group of 40 subjects with schizophrenia. The first model was based on the positive and negative syndrome dichotomy, the second was a tripartite model(More)
Processing of the Plasmodium merozoite surface protein 1 (MSP-1) has been described for parasites maintained under in vitro conditions. We have now demonstrated, using CBA/Ca mice infected with Plasmodium chabaudi chabaudi AS, that MSP-1 processing also occurs in vivo. The major proteolytic cleavage sites and a processing scheme were deduced from N-terminal(More)
Somatization disorder (SMD) is a chronic condition characterized by multiple complaints which are not due to any apparent organic illness but frequently involve pain. This study employs computer-aided imaging technologies to examine brain function in thousandths of a second (event-related brain potentials) and over a number of minutes (regional cerebral(More)
BACKGROUND Electrodermal activity in response to short interstimulus interval (ISI) stimulation allows aspects of information processing to be examined, but such paradigms cause skin conductance responses (SCRs) to overlap. A signal decomposition method was developed and employed to score the overlapped SCRs. This is the first application of the method to(More)