Context-processing deficits in schizophrenia: converging evidence from three theoretically motivated cognitive tasks.

@article{Cohen1999ContextprocessingDI,
  title={Context-processing deficits in schizophrenia: converging evidence from three theoretically motivated cognitive tasks.},
  author={Jonathan D. Cohen and Deanna M. Barch and Cameron S. Carter and David Servan-Schreiber},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={1999},
  volume={108 1},
  pages={120-33}
}
To test the hypothesis that the ability to actively represent and maintain context information in a central function of working memory and that a disturbance in this function contributes to cognitive deficits in schizophrenia, the authors modified 3 tasks--the AX version of the Continuous Performance Test, Stroop, and a lexical disambiguation task--and administered them to patients with schizophrenia as well as to depressed and healthy controls. The results suggest an accentuation of deficits… CONTINUE READING
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