Miguel Moreno-Iñiguez

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Cognitive scientists distinguish between automatic and controlled mental processes. Automatic processes are either innately involuntary or become automatized through extensive practice. For example, reading words is a purportedly automatic process for proficient readers and the Stroop effect is consequently considered the "gold standard" of automated(More)
INTRODUCTION Perseverative error (PE) is a core symptom of schizophrenia which has been proposed as a phenotypic marker of the illness. Moreover, hypofrontality observed in functional neuroimaging studies while executing a cognitive task has also been suggested as a characteristic sign of schizophrenia. We propose combining symptom and sign to demonstrate(More)
INTRODUCTION To corroborate the hypothesis of hypofrontality in schizophrenia and to study the relationship between positive/negative symptoms (measured by the positive and negative syndrome scale [PANSS]) and regional cortical blood flow (rCBF), both at rest and during the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) performance (activation). METHODS We compared a(More)
There are reports of significant association between obstetric complications (OC) and childhood psychosis. Authors conducted a case-control study of 102 children and adolescents with a first episode psychosis (FEP) and 94 healthy controls (HC), using the obstetric complications scale (OCS) and their medical records, to examine the risk of FPE. Patients were(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to examine if patients with schizophrenia differ in prefrontal, orbitofrontal, temporal, parietal and occipital blood flow from healthy controls during performance of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST). METHODS We conducted a 99mTc-hexamethylpropylene amine oxime-SPECT study in patients with schizophrenia (n = 21)(More)
We analyzed the potential influence of family relationships and history of psychiatric disorders on the presentation and course of early psychotic disorders. We recruited 110 subjects aged 9-17 years with a first psychotic episode and 98 matched healthy controls, and followed them for 1 year. Data were collected through clinical interviews and the(More)
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