Ioannis Evdokimidis

Nicholas C Stefanis22
Costas N Stefanis18
Asimakis Mantas14
22Nicholas C Stefanis
18Costas N Stefanis
14Asimakis Mantas
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The aim of this study within the Athens Study of Psychosis Proneness and Incidence of Schizophrenia (ASPIS) was the examination of the latent structure of schizotypal dimensions among a large population of young male conscripts in the Greek Air Force during their first week of military training. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted on 1,355(More)
In the antisaccade paradigm subjects are instructed to perform eye movements in the opposite direction from the location of a visually appearing stimulus while they are fixating on a central stimulus. A recent study investigated saccade reaction times (SRTs) and percentages of erroneous prosaccades (towards the peripheral stimulus) of 2006 young men(More)
BACKGROUND Increased catechol-O-methyltransferase activity associated with variation in catechol-O-methyltransferase valine158 methionine genotypes may result in reduced dopamine neurotransmission in the prefrontal cortex and thus contribute to the poor performance of frontally mediated cognitive tasks and the occurrence of associated negative symptoms(More)
BACKGROUND Aspects of cognitive function and schizotypy have been proposed as potential endophenotypes for schizophrenia. It is unknown whether the expression of these endophenotypes at the population level is modulated by the genetic variability of candidate susceptibility genes for schizophrenia. METHODS We examined the potential impact of 18 single(More)
We present a biophysical model of saccade initiation based on competitive integration of planned and reactive cortical saccade decision signals in the intermediate layer of the superior colliculus. In the model, the variable slopes of the climbing activities of the input cortical decision signals are produced from variability in the conductances of Na + , K(More)
The aim of the present study is to investigate short-term memory and working memory deficits in aphasics in relation to the severity of their language impairment. Fifty-eight aphasic patients participated in this study. Based on language assessment, an aphasia score was calculated for each patient. Memory was assessed in two modalities, verbal and spatial.(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been suggested that variation in catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) activity associated with variation in COMT Val158Met genotypes may result in enhanced or reduced cognitive performance, depending on whether the phenotype requires cognitive stability or cognitive flexibility. The authors' goal was to determine whether, in confirmation of(More)
A total of 1,273 conscripts of the Greek Air Force performed antisaccades and completed self-reporting questionnaires measuring schizotypy and current state-dependent psychopathology. Only 1.0% of variability in antisaccade performance indices was related to psychometric scores in the population and could be attributed more to current state-dependent(More)
Individuals with schizotypal personality disorder or high scores in questionnaires measuring schizotypy are at high risk for the development of schizophrenia and they also share some of the same phenotypic characteristics such as eye-tracking dysfunction (ETD). The question arises whether these individuals form a distinct high-risk group in the general(More)
Fifteen healthy volunteers performed a memory-pointing task using their right arm while single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) above motor threshold was applied over the posterior parietal or prefrontal cortex of the left or right hemisphere in four blocks of trials. The stimulation was randomly delivered at one of three time intervals during(More)