Executive function impairment is a key cognitive deficit in schizophrenia. However, traditional neuropsychological tests of executive function may not be sensitive enough to capture the everyday dysexecutive problems experienced by patients. Additionally, existing literature has been inconsistent about longitudinal changes of executive functions in… (More)
In recent decade, deficits in the mechanism of Supervisory Attentional System (SAS) have become increasingly influential in explaining the nature of dysexecutive syndrome experienced by schizophrenic patients. The SAS model is characterized by having a detailed sub-classification of specific executive function components, among which semantic inhibition has… (More)
In an interactive guessing game, controls had higher performance and efficiency than patients with schizophrenia in correct trials. Patients' difficulties generating efficient questions suggest an increased taxation of working memory and an inability to engage an appropriate strategy, leading to impulsive behavior and reduced success.