Cognitive substrates of thought disorder, II: specifying a candidate cognitive mechanism.

  title={Cognitive substrates of thought disorder, II: specifying a candidate cognitive mechanism.},
  author={Mark S. Aloia and M L Gourovitch and D Missar and David Pickar and Daniel R. Weinberger and Terry E. Goldberg},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={155 12},
OBJECTIVE In part I of this series, the authors found that semantic knowledge and organization accounted for most of the variance in thought disorder in a group of chronic schizophrenic patients. In the present study, they examined a possible cognitive mechanism within the semantic system that might produce thought disorder. METHOD Twenty patients with chronic schizophrenia and 21 normal comparison subjects were assessed on priming (the ability to respond to a stimulus word more quickly when… CONTINUE READING
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