Comparison of set-shifting ability in patients with chronic schizophrenia and frontal lobe damage.

@article{Pantelis1999ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of set-shifting ability in patients with chronic schizophrenia and frontal lobe damage.},
  author={Christos Pantelis and Federico Barber and Thomas R. E. Barnes and Harold E. Nelson and Adrian M. Owen and Trevor W. Robbins},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={1999},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={251-70}
}
Neuropsychological studies of patients with schizophrenia have consistently identified deficits on tests sensitive to frontal lobe function. One paradigm that has been widely used is that of attentional set-shifting using the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST). In the present study, patients with chronic schizophrenia and with frontal lobe lesions were assessed on a computerised set-shifting task that provides a componential analysis of the WCST by distinguishing between intra-dimensional and… CONTINUE READING
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