Katerina Glaslova

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Recent findings suggest that specific deficits in neural synchrony and binding may underlie cognitive disturbances in schizophrenia and that key aspects of schizophrenia pathology involve discoordination and disconnection of distributed processes in multiple cortical areas associated with cognitive deficits. In the present study we aimed to investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVES According to recent evidence, trauma and stress are important etiological factors in pathogenesis of schizophrenia. However, the hypothetical influence of traumatic stress on epileptic-like (or kindling) phenomena in schizophrenia is at this time unclear. METHODS In order to discover the influence of trauma, 82 patients with a diagnosis of(More)
Recent findings indicate that binding and synchronization of distributed activities are crucial for the mechanism of consciousness, and there is increased evidence that disruptions in feature binding produce disintegration of consciousness in schizophrenia. These data suggest that the disrupted binding and disintegration of consciousness could be related to(More)
Recent findings indicate that changes in synchronization of neural activities underlying sensitization and kindling could be more comprehensively understood using nonlinear methods. With this aim we have examined local synchronization using novel measure of coarse-grained information rate (CIR) in 8 EEG signals recorded at different cortical areas in 44(More)
BACKGROUND Recent findings confirm, following Bleuler's and Janet's tradition, the significant influence of stress-related events and dissociation in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. Dissociative reaction is most often a consequence of traumatic experiences that lead to a loss of inhibitory control and may produce split fragments of the mind. Recent(More)
There is evidence that schizophrenic associations display "chaotic", random-like behavior and decreased predictability. The evidence suggests a hypothesis that the "chaotic" mental disorganization could be explained within the concept of nonlinear dynamics and complexity in the brain that may cause chaotic neural organization. Testing of the hypothesis in(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent evidence indicates frequent EEG abnormalities in dissociated patients. This evidence is in agreement with findings that in certain psychiatric patients, psychosensory symptoms of epileptogenic nature, the so-called complex partial seizure-like symptoms occur. With respect to these findings, a hypothesis examined in this study states that(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent evidence indicates that in psychiatric patients with schizophrenia and depression, lateralized EDA changes linked to temporal-limbic electrophysiological dysfunction occur. These clinical findings provide evidence for brain asymmetry and disruptions related to integrative brain activity in pathological conditions. METHODS These changes in(More)
Recent data indicate that random-like processes are related to the defects in the organization of semantic memory in schizophrenia which is more disorganized and less definable than those of controls with more semantic links and more bizarre and atypical associations. These aspects of schizophrenic cognition are similar to characteristics of chaotic(More)
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