Backward masking in schizophrenia and mania. I. Specifying a mechanism.

  title={Backward masking in schizophrenia and mania. I. Specifying a mechanism.},
  author={Michael F. Green and Keith H. Nuechterlein and Jim Mintz},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={51 12},
BACKGROUND Backward masking is a neuropsychological procedure that involves the earliest phases of visual processing. Compared with normal controls, the performance of schizophrenic patients is more disrupted by a visual mask. Masking procedures used previously with schizophrenic patients have combined two separate masking mechanisms (interruption and integration), which prevent interpretation of the nature of the abnormality. The current study systematically limited the masking mechanism to… CONTINUE READING


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