Enhanced facilitation of spatial attention in schizophrenia.

@article{Spencer2011EnhancedFO,
  title={Enhanced facilitation of spatial attention in schizophrenia.},
  author={Kevin M. Spencer and Paul Nestor and Olga Valdman and Margaret A. Niznikiewicz and Martha Elizabeth Shenton and R. W. McCarley},
  journal={Neuropsychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={76-85}
}
OBJECTIVE While attentional functions are usually found to be impaired in schizophrenia, a review of the literature on the orienting of spatial attention in schizophrenia suggested that voluntary attentional orienting in response to a valid cue might be paradoxically enhanced. We tested this hypothesis with orienting tasks involving the cued detection of a laterally presented target stimulus. METHOD Subjects were chronic schizophrenia patients (SZ) and matched healthy control subjects (HC… CONTINUE READING
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