Cerebral blood flow and mental processes in schizophrenia.

  title={Cerebral blood flow and mental processes in schizophrenia.},
  author={Peter F. Liddle and Karl J. Friston and Christopher D. Frith and Richard S. Frackowiak},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  volume={85 4},
The patterns of cerebral blood flow associated with three syndromes of schizophrenic symptoms are compared with the loci of cerebral activation in normal subjects during the performance of mental processes implicated in the three syndromes. The psychomotor poverty syndrome, which has been shown to involve a diminished ability to generate words, is associated with decreased perfusion of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex at a locus which is activated in normal subjects during the internal… CONTINUE READING

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