Coherence on electroencephalography and aberrant functional organisation of the brain in schizophrenic patients during activation tasks.

@article{MorrisonStewart1991CoherenceOE,
  title={Coherence on electroencephalography and aberrant functional organisation of the brain in schizophrenic patients during activation tasks.},
  author={S L Morrison-Stewart and Peter C. Williamson and W C Corning and Stanley Paul Kutcher and Harold Merskey},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1991},
  volume={159},
  pages={
          636-44
        }
}
Thirty schizophrenic patients (20 medicated, 10 off medication) were compared with 30 normal control subjects matched for age, sex, handedness, and intelligence. During the performance of left-hemisphere cognitive activation tasks, normal subjects had significantly increased EEG alpha coherence in areas related to left focal frontal sites, with decreases in temporal and posterior areas. Schizophrenic patients did not show the same degree of focal activation of left frontal areas. During the… CONTINUE READING

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