Aberrant semantic activation in schizophrenia: a neurophysiological study.

@article{Nestor1997AberrantSA,
  title={Aberrant semantic activation in schizophrenia: a neurophysiological study.},
  author={Paul Nestor and Matthew O. Kimble and Brian F. O'Donnell and Leo T Smith and Margaret A. Niznikiewicz and Martha Elizabeth Shenton and R. W. McCarley},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={154 5},
  pages={640-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Schizophrenia has long been thought to be characterized by a fundamental disturbance in semantic associations, which has often been presumed to be of neurobiological origin. The authors examined the neurophysiological characteristics of semantic processing in schizophrenic patients. METHOD During EEG recording, 15 schizophrenic patients and 15 age-matched comparison subjects read sentences that had either sensible or nonsensical endings. The authors recorded the N400 component, a… CONTINUE READING

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